Dr Gal Winter

Lecturer - Biomedical Sciences - School of Science and Technology

Gal Winter

Phone: +61 2 6773 5821

Email: gwinterz@une.edu.au


Gal has a PhD from the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (2013). She has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland (2012-2015), before joining UNE in 2015. Gal’s main research interests include biomedical and food aspects of microbiology, with research project aiming to understand the human microbiome, including the gut-brain axis and the effects of environmental microbes on the human microbiome.


  • PhD (molecular biology) University of Western Sydney, the Australian Wine Research Institute
  • MSc, Biochemistry and Food Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • BSc, Biochemistry and Food Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Teaching Areas

MICR350 Clinical Microbiology and Virology

HUMN240 Issues in Human Nutrition

PSIO335 Human Nutrition and Metabolism

NEUR331 Neurobiology I

HSNS364 Professional Practice: Application of Integrated Care


Lai, B., Plan, MR., Averesch, NJH., Yu, S., Kracke, F., Lekieffre, N., Bydder, S., Hodson, MP, Winter, G., Krömer, JO. 2017. Quantitative analysis of aromatics for synthetic biology using liquid chromatography. Biotechnology Journal 12 (1).

Averesch, NJH, Winter, G, Krömer, J. 2016. Production of para-aminobenzoic acid from different carbon-sources in engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbial cell factories 15 (1), 1

Yu, S, Plan, M., Winter, G., Krömer, J. 2016. Metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 for the production of para-hydroxy benzoic acid. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (4)

Williams, TC., Averesch, NJH., Winter, G., Vickers, CE., Nielsen, LK., Krömer JO. 2014. Quorum-sensing linked RNA interference for dynamic metabolic pathway control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Metabolic Engineering 29 (124-134)

Winter, G.*, Cordente , AG., Curtin, C. 2014. Formation of hydrogen sulfide from cysteine in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Genome wide screen reveals a central role of the vacuole. PLoS One 9 (12) e113869

Winter, G.*, Averesch, NJH., Nunez-Bernal, D., Krömer, JO. 2014. In vivo instability of chorismate causes substrate loss during fermentative production of aromatics. Yeast 31(9):333-341

Winter, G., Krömer, JO. 2013. Fluxomics - connecting 'omics analysis and phenotypes. Environmental Microbiology 15(7):1901-16

Winter, G., Curtin, C. 2012. In-situ high throughput method for sulfide detection. Journal of Microbiological  Methods 91(1):165-70

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