Brian is an Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow in the Division of Plant Science.
Plant cell biology, main activity at present is the development and publication of a comprehensive multimedia presentation in DVD format of structural aspects of plant cell biology, entitled "Plant Cell Biology on DVD", which greatly augments the hard-copy textbook by Gunning and Steer (see publication list, now out of print).
The DVD provides browsing for students at all levels, and is a major resource of teaching material for tutors/lecturers. It contain >2000 images and >250 movie sequences/animations covering an introduction to plant cells, nuclei, ER, Golgi, plasma membrane, plasmodesmata, vacuole, mitochondria, plastids, peroxisomes, cytoskeleton, vesicle trafficking and organelle interactions.
- Description, samples and publication details of 'Plant Cell Biology on DVD'
- Gunning BES, Koenig F, Govindjee (2006) A dedication to pioneers of research on chloroplast structure. Historical introduction. In: The Structure and Function of Plastids. (Eds. RR Wise, JK Hoober) Vol 23 in the series "Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration", Series Editor Govindjee, Springer. pp xi-xx.
- Gunning BES (2005) Plastid stromules: video microscopy of their outgrowth, retraction, tensioning, anchoring, branching, bridging and tip-shedding. Protoplasma 225, 33-42.
- Gunning BES (2001) Membrane geometry of “open” prolamellar bodies. Protoplasma 215, 4-15.
- Gunning BES (2000) John Heslop Harrison. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society of London 46, 197-217.
- Gunning BES (2000) John Heslop Harrison. Extended Biography and Edited Autobiography. pp 1-306.
- Gunning BES, Schwartz OM (1999) Confocal microscopy of thylakoid autofluorescence in relation to origin of grana and phylogeny in the green algae. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 26, 695-708.
- Pickett-Heaps J D, Gunning BES, Brown RC, Lemmon BE, Cleary AC (1999) The cytoplast concept in dividing plant cells: cytoplasmic domains and the evolution of spatially organized cell division. American Journal of Botany 86, 153-172.
- Gunning BES (1998) The identity of mystery organelles in Arabidopsis plants expressing GFP. Trends in Plant Science 3, 417.
- Hepler P K, Gunning BES (1998) Confocal fluorescence microscopy of plant cells. Protoplasma 201, 121-157.
- Gunning BES, Steer MW (1996) Plant Cell Biology: Structure and Function. Jones and Bartlett, Boston. pp 1-131. (German translation, Biologie der Pflanzenzelle, Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart, 1995).
- Vesk P, Vesk M, Gunning BES (1996) Field emission scanning electron microscopy of microtubule arrays in plant cells. Protoplasma 195, 168-181.