3 Year Postdocs (x2) available now in the Anderson and Curnow labs…

As part of our BBSRC-funded sLoLa project ‘Creating and comprehending the circuitry of life: precise biomolecular design of multi-centre redox enzymes for a synthetic metabolism’, the Anderson and Curnow labs in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol are now recruiting two 3 year PDRA posts in de novo protein design. For full … Continue reading 3 Year Postdocs (x2) available now in the Anderson and Curnow labs…

Anderson lab and collaborators awarded £4.9m BBSRC sLoLa grant for ‘Circuits of Life’ project

We are excited to announce that the BBSRC has awarded the group and collaborators at the Universities of Bristol, Portsmouth, East Anglia and UCL, £4.9m for the grant entitled ‘Creating and comprehending the circuitry of life: precise biomolecular design of multi-centre redox enzymes for a synthetic metabolism’. This has been funded as part of the … Continue reading Anderson lab and collaborators awarded £4.9m BBSRC sLoLa grant for ‘Circuits of Life’ project

Papers, papers, papers!

Anderson Group work: Congratulations again to Richard Stenner for his two recent first author papers on the use of C45 as a de novo carbene transferase. A lovely example of designed proteins being used to expand the repertoire of possible enzyme activities into (previously!) abiotic catalysis. A de novo peroxidase is also a promiscuous yet … Continue reading Papers, papers, papers!

New paper – Photoswitchable phase separation and oligonucleotide trafficking in DNA coacervate microdroplets

Congratulations to our collaborators Nicolas Martin (CNRS, Bordeaux) and Steve Mann (Bristol Chemistry), and Angelique from the Anderson lab, for their recently accepted paper on photo switchable DNA:coacervate microdroplets, just published in Angewandte Chemie: Photoswitchable phase separation and oligonucleotide trafficking in DNA coacervate microdroplets Nicolas Martin, Liangfei Tian, Dan Spencer, Angélique Coutable-Pennarun, J. L. Ross … Continue reading New paper – Photoswitchable phase separation and oligonucleotide trafficking in DNA coacervate microdroplets

LesFest! A celebration of Les Dutton’s career

It was a great pleasure to return to Philly at the end of May for Les Dutton’s retirement symposium and party. Les has had an exceptionally distinguished scientific career, principally working on the fundamentals of electron transfer and tunnelling in respiratory and photosynthetic complexes, as well as the de novo design of functional redox proteins. … Continue reading LesFest! A celebration of Les Dutton’s career

Visiting the Holy Land

Ross, Adrian, George and Claire recently attended the PS3 conference on the computational design of protein-cofactor complexes, hosted by the Migal Research Institute in Upper Galilee. This conference marked the end of a 5 year ERC project – PS3 – An artificial water-soluble photosystem by protein design. All four members of the Anderson group who … Continue reading Visiting the Holy Land