December 20th, 2013 | Category: Mathematics, Metabolic engineering, Papers | Leave a comment

Multi-enzyme pathway engineering

Engineering metabolic pathways, whether for pharmaceuticals or fuels, involves many trade-offs. Flux imbalances (for example where flux through the first step exceeds flux through the second) can lead to the accumulation of toxic intermediates. Moreover, expressing heterologous proteins beyond that which is necessary can place a burden upon the cell for protein, rather than product, […]

December 12th, 2013 | Category: Miscellany | Leave a comment

We won an award…!

…and very nice it is too. We were delighted to be shortlisted for one of the University of Exeter’s Impact Awards in the¬†Outstanding Impact in Technology¬†section for our work developing¬†industry-friendly biofuel molecules. The event itself was fascinating to be at. Its not very often you get to see what is happening across the institution where […]