Exploiting microbial genomics and synthetic biology for discovery of novel antibiotics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Chemistry


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Description We have discovered novel natural products from Streptomyces species and developed novel synthetic biology tools for use in this genus
Exploitation Route The novel natural products can be screened for biological activity. This may result in the discovery of novel leads for antibiotics, anticancer agents or agrochemicals.

The novel synthetic biology tools can be used by others to refactor biosynthetic pathways and create novel gene expression systems.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Description We have sent some of the compounds we have discovered to Syngenta for biological testing
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink