Research GroupsFranke Group
Research - Metabolic Engineering

Metabolic Engineering

We use metabolic engineering to generate rare and structurally complex natural products with promising bioactivities more easily, to provide better access for medicinal research. To achieve this, we co-express biosynthetic genes in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and in the wild tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana to re-create complex metabolic pathways.

Pathway Elucidation