Biotechnology and synthetic biology

We have three ongoing projects in this area

1. Systems understanding of E.coli in protein production

In collaboration with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and colleagues in Sheffield (Jeff Green- CBMNET and Caroline Evans) and Newcastle (Phillip Wright) we are using iTRAQ proteomics to understand and improve E.coli protein production in a biotech setting.

This project is currently funded by a White Rose DTP BBSRC iCASE award with Fujifim Diosynth Biotechnologies and is being conducted by Alice Seleiro.

2. Development of Flagella Type III secretion system for protein production

In collaboration with Gillian Fraser and Fujifilm Diosynth we are investigating novel modes for developing the Flagella secretion system for protein production in E.coli.

Read our paper of this work in Microbial cell factories.

3. Development of Naturally inspired solutions for FOGs in the environment

As part of the EPSRC Twenty65 network and in collaboration with water companies, we are investigating the microbiology and biochemistry of microbes inhabiting Fatbergs with a view to understanding and exploiting fat-degrading properties for future deployment.

We are always looking for talented individuals in this area, either PhD students or Potential Marie Curie applicants, so please get in touch.