Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology

We have three ongoing projects in this area:

1- 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.

2- 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.  We currently have a Fully-funded fdbiCASE award PhD Post in this area.

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 t65biochemistry of microbes inhabiting Fatbergs with a view to understanding and exploiting fat-degrading properties for future deployment....

We are also working on some ideas in the area of biomanufacturing of biomacromolecules and are looking for talented individuals in this area, either PhD students or Potential Marie Curie applicants, so please get in touch.