A synthetic biology postdoctoral position is open in Andrew Hanson's group.
The Hanson group is applying synthetic biology approaches to engineering plant and microbial metabolism. Their research aims for utility to agriculture and the bioeconomy. Ongoing projects include:
- Using directed evolution via the E. coli EvolvR system (PMID:30069054) and the yeast OrthoRep system (PMID:30415839) to build more energy-efficient versions of the thiamin synthesis enzyme THI4 (PMID:30337452)
- Using directed evolution to extend the working lives of enzymes, and so cut the high energy cost of replacing them (PMID: 30670486)
- Developing new-to-nature synthetic metabolic pathways that benefit agriculture and the environment
We collaborate extensively (via joint Federally-funded projects) and publish with groups at UF, in other US institutions, and in Europe. These groups include synthetic biologists, metabolic engineers, computational biochemists, and plant biochemists.