Topic 2 : Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria (CO2 to chemicals).


-  Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotes.

-  We have isolated fast-growing and robust cyanobacteria from Powai lake.

-  We are developing these cyanobacteria as hosts for metabolic engineering.  This involves:

-  Detailed metabolomic, proteomic and transcriptomic characterization.

-  Developing detailed metabolic models.

-  Development of synthetic biology tools (on par with those available for E coli)

-  Overall goal of the proposed project will be to develop processes for photosynthetic production of chemicals from CO2 using engineered cyanobacteria.

Name of Faculty