Biological Tools from Phage-Resistance Systems

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Chemistry


Bacteriophage (phage) biology is currently enjoying a renaissance owing to the widespread use of CRISPR-cas systems for genome editing and the discovery of novel phage-resistance systems such as BacteRiophage EXclusion (BREX). This project aims to study the structure and function of the key BREX methyltransferase, PglX, to harness this as a new lab tool, and will develop skills in a range of techniques including microbiology, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S022791/1 01/05/2019 31/10/2027
2304116 Studentship EP/S022791/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Samuel Christopher Went