Over the past 2 billion years life has been evolving to produce the wonderful biological diversity we see today. At the molecular level evolution has produced nano-molecular machines of wonderful complexity. My research is focused upon studying these wonders, understanding how they assemble and harnessing their function for good. Currently my studies have three streams of research:
- Studying and understanding the complex molecular machinery that underlies bacterial cell division.
- Developing novel nanoencapsulation methods that allow large scale production of membrane proteins.
- Building nano-assemblies that can be used in detection systems
The last 2 of these projects have provided 7 patents that are currently the focus of two commercialisation projects.