Chemical and gene Biotechnology are the two main areas of research in the Centre for Biotechnology. The research interests of the participating faculty members are listed below with links to their websites with more information
- J. Atkinson
Organic Chemistry; Vitamin E Biochemistry; Lipid bioconjugates and reactive probes, Lipid transfer proteins, Protein-membrane interactions
- T. Dudding
Experimental, computational, and physical organic chemistry. Application of catalytic methodologies to the synthesis of natural products and/or biologically active compounds. Dr. Travis Dudding’s Lab
- F. Li
Development of novel analytical tools to address meaningful biological and biomedical questions.
- D. Matta
Study of electron and proton reactions; natural photosynthesis; computational biophysics; theoretical chemistry; quantum and classical based methodologies.
- C. Metallinos
Synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry
- A. van der Est
Natural and artificial photosynthesis; time resolved EPR spectroscopy; electron transfer reactions; light-induced electron spin polarization.
- T. Yan
Natural and modified nucleic acids (light-responsive nucleic acids, glycosylated nucleic acids, sequence specific modification of nucleic acids); mucosal vaccine adjuvant development; colorimetric and fluorescent labeling of nucleic acids; DNA damage in bacterial spores.
- P. Zelisko
Silicon chemistry; silicone/protein interactions; biomaterials; silicon-mediated reactions; bioorganosilicon chemistry; immobilized catalysts; chemical education.
- M. Bidochka
Molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry of insect pathogenic fungi
- V. De Luca
Plant Biochemistry, natural products, metabolic engineering
- C. Després
Plant Proteomics and Molecular Pathology
- F. F. Hunter
Behavioural ecology of macrophages insects; molecular systematics; cytogenetics
- D. Inglis
Redox balance in wine yeast under hyperosmotic stress, yeast gene expression, yeast metabolism, icewine fermentation
- Y. Li
Fundamental study and biomedical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning (biomedical data modelling and knowledge discovery, omics data analytics, biomedical images, human health therapeutics, drug design, etc.)
- P. Liang
Understanding the mechanism of genetic diversity and their contribution to phenotype via bioinformatics and genomics approaches
- A. Necakov
The central theme of our research program is the Notch singling pathway
- I. Patterson
Manipulating the mosquito virome to prevent transmission of arthropod-borne pathogens