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Annual summer party

Our lab had its annual summer party. Lots of beer & food as usual. It was great fun even when it started raining and we had to pack into the front room. Well done for all your excellent research. It … Continue reading

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Directing Biosynthesis VI

We are having a great time at Directing Biosynthesis VI in Edinburgh presenting our recent research and enjoying some fantastic talks including an excellent lecture from our very own Wei li Thong

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Want to see what a typical day in our lab looks like. Meet members of our group having fun, planning, executing and presenting their exciting research!

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Super pleased to Welcome four new postdocs to our lab:

Prof Dongxu Jia studied for his PhD at Jiangnan University in the field of fermentation engineering. He now works at the Zhejiang University of Technology as an associate professor and joins us as a visiting researcher with a CSC fellowship … Continue reading

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Warm welcome to two of the most recent PhD students to join our lab:

Aimee received her MChem degree from the University of Manchester. Continuing in Manchester, Aimee joined the iCAT CDT. She has previously completed project rotations with the Procter and the Bures group Kehan studied for an MChem in Chemistry at the … Continue reading

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RSC Interdisciplinary Prize (2022).

Our group is very pleased that Jason won the RSC Interdisciplinary Prize (2022). “For innovative research spanning organic chemistry to molecular genetics, leading to the discovery, characterisation, and engineering of many novel enzymes.” Many thanks to our very talented research group … Continue reading

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3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference

Wei Li Thong, Katherine Robins & Mike Rowlinson had a great time presenting the labs most recent work at the 3rd Synthetic Biology of Natural Products Conference #SBNP22 in Mexico. Beautiful setting and a fantastic conference. Here they are having … Continue reading

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Check out our labs work on Merging enzymes with chemocatalysis for amide bond synthesis

Merging enzymes with chemocatalysis for amide bond synthesis Amides are one of the most fundamental chemical bonds in nature. In addition to proteins and other metabolites, many valuable synthetic products comprise amide bonds. Despite this, there is a need for more sustainable … Continue reading

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A very warm welcome to the new PhD students that joined out group 2021/2022

Photos from top left: Stuart, Isobel, Sebastian, Sydney, Luke Stuart Angiolini completed his MChem degree at Heriot-Watt University in 2020. During his degree, he completed a yearlong industrial placement with Fiberlean Technologies in Cornwall, working on development of paper and … Continue reading

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Our teams latest paper is out in Nature Communications

Gene editing enables rapid engineering of complex antibiotic assembly lines Our most recent paper describes an entirely new route to complex antibiotics exploiting gene editing to re-programme pathways to future medicines urgently required to combat antimicrobial resistance, treat neglected diseases … Continue reading

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