Stephen recently presented a keynote talk at the KTN "Accelerating Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing - Biomass to Chemicals" symposium on the bipartisan future of industrial biotechnology at the interface of chemistry and biology. You can watch his talk online here.
Congratulations to our lab BBSRC Discovery Fellow, Jo, who recently published a Viewpoint essay on the bipartisan future of chemical and biological synthesis in ChemBioChem as part of their Early Career issue. You can read her essay here.
Congratulations to 3rd year PhD student Jack who won poster prizes recently at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium and Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe V (ASBE V) conferences. Well done Jack! You can find a link to his graduate work here.
Stephen has been awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship! This is a huge boost for our lab's research, which we will use to launch the MICRO-CAT project 2020. This ambitious project aims to construct new modified microbial cells that can produce an increased range of indutsrial chemicals from sustainable feedstocks using a unique combination of synthetic biology and synthetic chemistry. With this comes funding for two PDRAs and a research technician from 2020.
We are currently looking for PhD candidates to join our team in 2021. There are a variety of schemes available to help support you through your doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh. Please contact Stephen directly if you are interested in joining us!
PhD projects will likely be available in the following areas: