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
- T. Hudlický
Total synthesis of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids and morphine; synthesis and biological evaluation of oligoinositols; microbial dihydroxylation of aromatic substrates; electrochemical oxidation and reduction of organic molecules.
- F. Li
Development of novel analytical tools to address meaningful biological and biomedical questions.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.