Pheromone production in microbes
Pheromones are a major means of communication between insects. Synthetic pheromones are being used routinely to monitor and trap pests. We are initiating an exciting new project to produce insect pheromones in microbes. This metabolic engineering approach is cheaper and more sustainable than current chemical synthesis approaches.
Molecular biology, Biochemistry
Cloning, microbiology work, bioinformatics