|Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) platform for characterizing morphology and load-transfer processes in biological and chemical systems (FONDEQUIP 2015 – 2017)|
|Spatio-temporal dynamics of driven synthetics gene networks in bacterial population (FONDECYT Young Researcher 2016 – 2019)
This project is overseen by Professor Timothy Rudge.
|Optimization of VvROMT enzymatic activity through rational protein engineering for the sustainable synthesis of nutraceutical pterostilbene (Interdisciplinary VRI 2017 – 2018)
Pterostilbene, an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant, is currently chemically synthesized. This procedure involves corrosive chemical agents and results in waste products. Professor Loreto Parra is working on modifying this enzyme through molecular biology, the aim of which being to improve catalytic efficiency and, ultimately, to create a sustainable production process involving biological synthesis in E. coli.