Visiting scientist, Protein Phosphorylation unit, Dundee University – 1980-81, 1986; Visiting Professor, Marine Biotechnology Institute, Shimizu, Japan – 1992; Head of School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences (2000 -2006); Assistant Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral reef Studies (2007-); Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences
Appointed to JCU – 1971
Research and Professional Interests
Metabolic interactions between symbiotic dinoflagellates and their invertebrate hosts; inorganic carbon acquisition in marine symbioses; the role of carbonic anhydrase in marine symbioses; photosynthesis in symbiotic dinoflagellates; carbonic anhydrase structure and function in the giant clam symbiosis
- Identification of proteins involved in coral calcification
JCU Research Online listing
Yellowlees, D., Rees, T.A.V., Leggat, W. (2008) Metabolic interactions between algal symbionts and invertebrate hosts. Plant, Cell Environment In Press
Leggat, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Dove, S., Yellowlees, D. (2007) Analysis of an EST Library from the Dinoflagellate (Symbiodinium sp.) symbiont of reef-building corals. J. Phycol. 43:1010-1021.
Leggat, W., Dixon, R., Saleh, S., Yellowlees, D. (2005) A novel carbonic anhydrase from the giant clam Tridacna gigas contains two carbonic anhydrase domains. FEBS Journal 272: 3297-3305
Leggat, W., Whitney, S.M., Yellowlees, D. (2004) Is coral bleaching due to the instability of the zooxanthellae dark reactions? Symbiosis 37:137-153
Leggat, W., Buck, B.H., Grice, A., Yellowlees, D. (2003) The impact of bleaching on the metabolic contribution of dinoflagellate symbionts to their giant clam host. Plant, Cell Environment 26:1951-1961.
Leggat, W., Marendy, E.M., Baillie, B., Whitney, S.M., Ludwig, M., Badger, M.R., Yellowlees, D. (2002) Dinoflagellate symbioses: strategies and adaptations for the acquisition