Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160101450 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Dr Keith Shearwin; Dr David Bikard

Brief description The aim of the project is to develop a set of versatile chromosomal integration tools for bacteria, enabling rapid development of novel biological outputs. A major goal in the emerging discipline of synthetic biology is to apply engineering principles to the design and construction of new biological entities such as proteins, genetic circuits and cells. Custom-designed genetic circuits, integrated in an appropriate host genome, hold enormous economic potential for applications ranging from biomedicine to biofuel production. This project aims to help synthetic biologists to embed made-to-order circuits in appropriate host cells to act as living factories, potentially replacing industrial processes which are currently environmentally and economically costly.

Funding Amount $410,100

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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