RNA Biodesign: Developing Molecular Switch Components for Enzyme Expression Systems
Dr A J Callaghan, Dr D Gowers, Dr G Scarlett
24 February 2019
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD studentship to commence in October 2019. This fully-funded studentship is supported as part of the University of Portsmouth’s investment to grow its newly developed Centre for Enzyme innovation.
New ways to look at enzyme structures
Dr P C E Moody, Dr J Basran
6 January 2019
Metal-catalysed activation of oxygen in biology is achieved using either copper or iron. In the case of iron, this includes the heme-containing enzymes which activate oxygen.
Discovery of ubiquitin-conjugation enzyme inhibitors from marine natural products.
Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Prof M Auer, Dr N Carragher
13 December 2018
Ubiquitination is a key biochemical event which regulates most cell processes. Proteins are modified with ubiquitin, or ubiquitinated, through a series of reactions involving the E1, E2 and E3 enzymes.
Solvent-free Enzyme Biofluids for Non-aqueous Biocatalysis
Dr A Brogan
21 December 2018
Our society has an increasing demand for the fuels, plastics, and other essential chemicals that support our modern way of life. This growing energy requirement is in direct competition with the need to better protect our environment to mitigate the ongoing climate change we are experiencing.