Engineering lipoglycopeptide biosynthesis to produce new antibiotics
BBSRC White Rose DTP
Dr R Seipke, Dr G.R. Hemsworth, Dr M E Webb
7 January 2019
There is an urgent need for new antibiotics to combat antimicrobial resistance. Most antibiotics originate from Streptomyces bacteria, however the low hanging fruit from this resource has been picked.
Condition specific engineering of P. putida for rhamnolipid production
Dr P Rahman, Dr S Robson, Dr C Angione
24 February 2019
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD studentship to commence in October 2019. The project will focus on. Incorporating non-native pathways and to implement innovative and computational-based metabolic design in Pseudomonas putida including oxidative catabolic pathways for lignin degradation.
Structure, Function and Biogenesis of the Mycobacterial Cell Wall
Prof G Besra
Applications accepted all year round
There has been no significant decrease in worldwide mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) since before the time of Koch; the advent of sanatoria and chemotherapy, which drastically reduced TB in the more developed countries, has had no profound effect on the global problem.