Targeting enzymes for the degradation of plastics
BBSRC White Rose DTP
Dr G.R. Hemsworth, Dr D Tomlinson
7 January 2019
The release of plastics into the environment is having well-documented, harmful effects on much of the Earth’s wildlife. Plastics can be recycled but their conversion back into monomers is a significant challenge with many currently recycled plastics having properties inferior to the starting material.
Understanding microbial lignin degradation in soil
CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
Prof T Bugg, Prof E M H Wellington
21 January 2019
Project Highlights. Understand microbiology of lignin degradation in soil. Identify novel lignin-degrading bacteria and enzymes. Application to resource recovery from landfill waste.
3D Printing of Enzymes
Prof R Wildman
10 January 2019
4-year PhD studentship, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing.
Understanding mycobacterial oxidases using cryoEM
Dr J Blaza, Prof A J Wilkinson
9 January 2019
Tuberculosis is a devastating disease. Even before the arrival of drug-resistant strains, the antibiotics used to treat tuberculosis were poorly tolerated and had to be administered for extended periods of time.