Engineering Biology
Food & Agriculture Challenge:

Produce more food for a growing global population.

Engineer microorganisms for nutrient production.

Engineering Biology Objectives & Technical Achievements

Engineer hosts to produce safer food components (e.g., processing aids) and ingredients (e.g., vitamins).

Engineering DNA Biomolecular Engineering Host Engineering Data Science

Modify vitamin biosynthetic pathways in native production hosts to increase yield or stability of provitamins.

Improve specificity and properties of enzymes involved in (pro)vitamin biosynthesis to increase yield.

Introduce and optimize (pro)vitamin biosynthesis pathways from different sources into yeast, microalgae, and bacteria.

Introduce transporters to help increase production rates.

Reduce metabolic regulation and controls to increase production of (pro)vitamins.

Computational tools for enzyme design and engineering.

Last updated: June 19, 2019 Back