Team

Primary Investigator

Professor of Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington
FOCUS: Microbial Biotechnology

Team

Postdoctoral Research Leaders

FOCUS: Engineering microbes to produce novel secondary metabolites

FOCUS: Discovery and development of novel antibiotic solutions.

FOCUS: Discovery and engineering of bacterial enzymes for improved targeted cell ablation.

FOCUS: Identification and engineering of enzymes for anti-cancer gene therapy and targeted cell ablation applications.

Team

Postgraduate Students

Mitch Ganley
Mitch Ganley

THESIS: Liposomal co-delivery of neo-antigen vaccines and NKT cell agonist.

Ed McGuinniety
Ed McGuinniety

THESIS: Synthetic biology for generation of novel alkylating agents.

Hannah Lee-Harwood
Hannah Lee-Harwood

THESIS: Investigating the potential of niclosamide and analogues for treatment of gram negative bacterial infections.

Thomas Skurr
Thomas Skurr

THESIS: Screening gut bacterial libraries to discover health-relevant reductase enzymes.

Sarah Messenger
Sarah Messenger

THESIS: NRPS A domain substitution for synthesis of novel secondary metabolites.

Jenni Francis
Jenni Francis

THESIS: Using functional metagenomics to identify primordial and promiscuous antibiotic resistance genes.

Ruby Parker
Ruby Parker

THESIS: Engineering NRPS enzymes for generation of novel natural products

Alex
Alex Linton-de Boer

THESIS: Discovery of chemotherapeutic resistance genes from soil metagenome libraries