Lab Mission: To harness the power of microbes to develop new technologies that benefit society and the natural environment.
Our Research: Environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, biocatalysis,
synthetic biology, mobile genetic elements, plant / soil / microbe interactions.
Our Expertise: Enrichment and isolation of environmental bacteria, genetic & biochemical analysis of bacteria,
gas chromatography of hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons, heterologous expression of
bacterial enzymes esp. monooxygenases, design of improved genetic systems for non-standard bacterial hosts.
Our Favourite Bugs: Mycobacterium, Nocardioides, Polaromonas, Pseudomonas, Xanthobacter, Bacillus, E.coli