Research projects

Synthetic biology, protein synthesis and drug discovery

SynBio is a creative new field defined as the complex engineering of replicating systems. It encompasses next-generation technology for bioengineering and fresh approaches to global challenges such as drug discovery and biofuels.

Our current projects include:

  1. Improving ribosomal incorporation of unnatural amino acids for investigating translation mechanism and for applications such as directed evolution of peptidomimetic drugs.
  2. Development of chromoproteins as reporters and for biosensor diagnostics.
  3. Understanding and improving transcription termination.
  4. Improving vaccines via synthetic biology.
  5. Determining functions of ribosomal RNA modifications towards synthesis of the ribosome and self-replication.

More information at our external homepage