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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

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Synthetic genomics and strain engineering

Our research in the complimentary approach of synthetic genomics and strain engineering allow us to evolved production strains with new functionality and/or robustness.

These approaches seek to modify of the genome of host production strains, such as yeast and E. coli, for production of chemicals, materials and therapeutics.

Major MIB research programmes are developing and utilising synthetic biology protocols to engineer industrially relevant microbial (bacterial and yeast) production strains.

In addition, we have expertise in yeast evolutionary genomics and development of synthetic yeast genomes.