January 24th, 2014 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

iGEM Exeter 2014: Call for Applicants

Calling Exeter Students. Applications for Exeter’s iGEM 2014 team are now invited. As I hope you are aware in our first year we achieved bronze, last year silver and this year…well, no pressure. We are looking to build a multidisciplinary team of 10 students with likely representation from Physics, Maths, Engineering, Computer Science, Biosciences, Psychology […]

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 […]

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. […]

November 28th, 2013 | Category: Beginner's Guides, E. coli, iGEM, Microbiology, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic Biology & its Application

As promised here are a few notes and links on the key points of today’s lecture: Synthetic Biology and its Application (28th November 2013). Follow the links for further information. Synthetic Biology – it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Three key aims of synthetic biology were highlighted: the first […]

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