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Journal articles (2017-present)                       full list of ~150 publications :          1988 - present  (orcid ID record)



Lanyon HE, Todd BP, Downard KM (2023) Distinguishing Common SARS-CoV2 Omicron and Recombinant Variants with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Analyst, 148: 6306-6314.


Downard KM (2023) 25 Years Responding to Respiratory and Other Viruses with Mass Spectrometry, Mass Spectrom. (Tokyo), 12:  A0136.


Hoyle JS, Downard KM (2023) High Resolution Mass Spectrometry of Respiratory Viruses. Next Generation Viral Typing, Subtyping, Variant and Sub-Variant Identification, Analyst, 148: 4263-4273.


Hoyle JS, Mann C, Akand EH, Downard KM (2023) Charting and Tracking the Evolution of the SARS CoV-2 Coronavirus Variants of Concern with Protein Mass Spectrometry, Analyst, 148, 2834-2843.


Lanyon H, Hoyle JS, Downard KM (2023) Resolving Omicron Sub-Variants of SARS CoV-2 Coronavirus with MALDI Mass Spectrometry, Analyst, 148: 966-972.


Downard KM (2023) Rapid Detection and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and other Viruses with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, in Detection and Analysis of Microorganisms by Mass Spectrometry - New Developments in Mass Spectrometry, Ch.9, pp 188-214. Eds. L. Qiao, J. Li, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK.


Mann C, Hoyle JS, Downard KM (2022) Detection of SARS-CoV2 Coronavirus Omicron Variant with Mass Spectrometry, Analyst, 147: 1181-1190.


Mann C, Downard KM (2022) Analysis of Bacterial Biotyping Datasets with a Mass Based Phylonumerics Approach, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 414: 3411- 3417.


Downard KM (2022) Building Australia's First Mass Spectrometer. Recognizing the Achievements of J. Roger Bird, J. Mass Spectrom., e4887.


Downard KM (2022) J. Roger Bird and Australia's First Mass Spectrometer, Aust. Physics, 59(3): 15-18.


Mann C, Downard KM (2022) Evolution of SARS-CoV2 Coronavirus Surface Protein Investigated with Mass Spectrometry Based Phylogenetics, Anal. Lett.  55: 305-317.


Downard KM (2022) Sequence Free Phylogenetics with Mass Spectrometry, Mass Spectrom. Rev., 41: 3-14.


Mann C, Griffin JH, Downard KM (2021) Detection and Evolution of SARS-CoV2 Coronavirus Variants of Concern with Mass Spectrometry, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 413: 7241-7249.


Downard KM (2021) Joseph John Thomson Investigates the Paranormal (Historical Perspective), Eur. J. Mass Spectrom., 27: 151-157.


Griffin JH, Downard KM (2021) Mass Spectrometry Analytical Responses to the SARS-CoV2 Coronavirus in Review, Trends Anal. Chem. 142: 116328.


Downard KM (2021) Protein Phylogenetics with Mass Spectrometry. A Comparison of Methods, Anal. Methods, 13, 1442-1454.


Akand EH, Downard KM (2021) Evolution of Type B Influenza Virus using a Mass Spectrometry Based Phylonumerics Approach, Evol. Biol.  48: 259-268.


Dollman NL, Griffin JH, Downard KM (2020) Detection, Mapping and Proteotyping of SARS CoV-2 Coronavirus with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, ACS Infect. Dis., 6: 3269-3276.


Downard (2020) Darwin's Tree of Life is Numbered. Resolving the Origins of Species by Mass, Evol. Bio., 47: 325-333.


Akand EH, Downard KM (2020) Reimaging the Tree of Life using a Mass Based Phylonumerics Approach, Evol. Biol. 47: 76-84.


Downard KM (2020) Mass-based Protein Phylogenetic Approach to Identify Epistasis, in Methods in Molecular Biology: Epistasis - Methods and Protocols (Ed. K-C Wong), Ch. 1, pp. 1-17, Springer NY USA.


Akand EH, Downard KM (2019) Mechanisms of Antiviral Resistance in Influenza Neuraminidase Revealed by a Mass Spectrometry Based Phylonumerics Approach, Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 135: 286-296.


Downard KM (2019) Concentration of Hydroxyl Radicals during Electrical Discharge for Radical Probe Protein Footprinting Mass Spectrometry, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 33: 1420-1422.


Downard KM, Maleknia SD (2019) Mass Spectrometry in Structural Proteomics: The Case for Radical Probe Protein Footprinting, Trends in Anal. Chem., 110: 293-302.     PDF copy for download


Downard KM (2019) A Molecular Immunoproteomics Approach to Assess the Viral Antigenicity of Influenza, in Methods in Molecular Biology: Immunoproteomics, 2nd edition (Ed. S. Twine & K. Fulton), Vol. 2024, Ch. 24, pp. 353-369.


Maleknia SD, Downard KM (2019) Protein Footprinting with Radical Probe Mass Spectrometry - Two Decades of Achievement, in Current Perspectives on Footprinting as a Tool for Structural Biology (ed. Ralston CY),  Protein Peptide Letters, 26(1):  4-15.


Akand EH, Downard KM (2018) Ancestral and Compensatory Mutations that Promote Antiviral Resistance in Influenza N1 Neuraminidase Revealed by a Phylonumerics Approach, J. Mol. Evol., 86(8): 546-553.


Uddin R, Downard KM (2018) Molecular Basis of Benzimidazole Inhibitors to Hepatitis C Virus Envelope Glycoprotein, Chem. Biol. Drug Design, 92(3): 1638-1646. (cover article)


Akand EH, Downard KM (2018) Identification of Epistatic Mutations and Insights into the Evolution of the Influenza Virus Using a Mass-Based Protein Phylogenetic Approach, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 121: 132-138.


Cody RB, Tamura J, Downard KM (2018) Quantitation of Anthocyanins in Elderberry Fruit Extracts and Nutraceutical Formulations with Paper Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, J. Mass Spectrom., 53: 58-64.


Akand EH, Downard KM (2017) Mutational Analysis Employing a Phylogenetic Mass Tree Approach in a Study of the Evolution of the Influenza Virus, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 209-217.


Uddin R, Downard KM (2017) Subtyping of Hepatitis C Virus with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Clin. Mass Spectrom., 4-5: 19-24.


Ma S, Downard KM, Wong JWH (2017) Phylogenetic Analysis using Protein Mass Spectrometry, in Methods in Molecular Biology: Proteome Bioinformatics (eds. Mathivanan S, Keerthikumar S), Humana Press, NJ USA, pg. 135-146. (ISBN 978-1-4939-6738-4).





Downard KM ed. (2007) Mass Spectrometry of Protein Interactions, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey U.S.A. (ISBN 978-0-471-79373-1)


Downard KM (2004) Mass Spectrometry - A Foundation Course, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK (ISBN 978-0-85404-609-6)



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