November 29th, 2013 | Category: Metabolic engineering, Protein design, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Potential PhD Position: Biosynthetic Lego: Building antibiotic assembly lines from first principles

There is a PhD position available with Paul Race at Bristol that I will be co-supervising (subject to securing the funding). If successful this will be funded through the South West Doctoral Training Partnership. The PhD will be a fully-funded, four-year programme designed to provide training in cutting edge world-class bioscience and food security research skills. […]

March 28th, 2013 | Category: Papers, Protein design, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Cas9 – a new genome editing tool

Cas9 – could it change Biotech forever? Well, you’ll have to follow that link to find out. In the meantime, here’s a very brief introduction. CRISPR – clustered, regularly interspersed, short palindromic repeats – are used by bacteria and archaea to provide protection against foreign nucleic acid sequences.

March 13th, 2013 | Category: Protein design, Seminars | Leave a comment

DNA2.0 seminar in Exeter

Just a very quick note to say that Claes Gustafsson, co-founder of synbio company DNA2.0 (far right), will be giving a seminar on gene design and their protein/pathway engineering platform on Wednesday 20th March at 3pm in GP328a.

February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Computing, Papers, Protein design, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

Foldit article in Nature Biotechnology

For those interested in crowd-sourcing biological conundrums, there is an article in Nature Biotechnology about Foldit, the online protein folding game – solving puzzles for science.