BBSRC funding for Synthetic Biology adhesins

schematicI am very pleased to announce that our interdisciplinary synthetic biology work has been awarded a responsive mode BBSRC grant of £119,000 to develop novel adhesive protein fibres for tissue engineering applications. This is lead by the Graham, but in conjunction with  Professor Phillip Wright (CBE, CHELSi) and Professor Sheila Macneil. This proposal grew from the MATEs synthetic biology network (http://www.synbio.group.shef.ac.uk/synbio/) and will focus on the use of bacterial protein fibres to present adhesive peptides to aid the adhesion of human skin cells with future applications in the improvement of skin grafting and tissue engineering.