Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and new antibiotics are needed urgently. Here a synthetic antimicrobial peptide biosynthetic gene clusters will be designed, synthesized chemically and expressed in surrogate hosts. This project has potential to provide a renewable source of antimicrobial peptides by biotechnological means and allow a new way to improve the biological activity of a known antimicrobial peptide using synthetic biology.
StatusCurrent
Period01.03.1228.02.13

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