Professor of Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington
FOCUS: Microbial Biotechnology
Postdoctoral Research Leaders
FOCUS: Engineering microbes to produce novel secondary metabolites
FOCUS: Discovery and development of novel antibiotic solutions.
FOCUS: Identification and engineering of enzymes for anti-cancer gene therapy and targeted cell ablation applications.
THESIS: Synthetic biology for generation of novel alkylating agents.
THESIS: Investigating the potential of niclosamide and analogues for treatment of gram negative bacterial infections.
THESIS: Discovery of novel prodrug activating and detoxifying genes from bacterial metagenome libraries
THESIS: NRPS A domain substitution for synthesis of novel secondary metabolites.
THESIS: Using functional metagenomics to identify primordial and promiscuous antibiotic resistance genes.
THESIS: Discovery of chemotherapeutic resistance genes from soil metagenome libraries