Our research team focuses on developing synthetic biology tools and metabolic engineering strategies for:
- Production of native and non-native products from carbon dioxide and waste biomass
- Development of rationally engineered consortia for more efficient biomass utilization
- Bioprocess systems and modeling
- Bacterial biosensors for screening applications
- Lignin valorization by novel bacterial cell factory
- Functional biomaterials
For example, we have implemented engineering approaches for improved growth and lipid production (natural and tailored fatty acid derived compounds such as alkanes, alkenes, wax esters, and triacylglycerols) and constructed real-time monitoring tools for studying bacterial hydrocarbon metabolism using (currently) undomesticated bacteria, namely Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1.
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