Methanol and other ‘1-carbon molecules’ are ideal sources for the production of biochemicals and biofuels. Unfortunately, microorganisms suitable for biotechnological production, such as Escherichia coli, cannot grow on these sources. The researcher will engineer possible genetic mutations in E. coli for eating onecarbon substrates, and learn which mutations are important.
16 Jul 2019
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)