- identify a range of bacteria with potential use for biorefinery feedstocks to produce value-added products
- compare the transcriptome of selected strains during adaptation to growth on biorefinery feedstocks
- identify both common and species-specific adaptation mechanisms.
The aim of the project is to understand the metabolic changes that bacteria make to better use atypical fermentable carbon in their environment and/or overcome the effects of inhibitors.
Skills and experience
- industrial biotechnology
- molecular microbiology
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