Capturing electricity from bugs that eat "dirty" gases

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Pharmacy


Capturing electricity from bugs that eat "dirty" gases


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/M008770/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2023
1945066 Studentship BB/M008770/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Federico Turco
Description I was able to evolve Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 in order to make it able to express proteins in a stable fashion without the addition of antibiotics. This strain was able to express mRFP1 fluorescent protein in continuous growth (a condition used by industries to express proteins in large scale) for 14 days.
Exploitation Route This strain could be used in a biotechnological context to express proteins with no need of antibiotics
Sectors Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

Description New Scientist Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I attended the event at ExcEl in London in September 2018. Along with a team of BBSRC funded researchers we developed an array of activities with the aim to explain and teach the public how we intend to capture C1 gases and convert them in products of economical value by using genetically engineered bacteria
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018