Research Task

Designing artificial biosynthetic pathways to useful compounds
Functional modification of biosynthetic enzymes through evolutionary engineering
Development of engineering tools for non-model environmental microorganisms
Research Keywords
Functional molecules, Isoprenoid, Biosynthesis
Application Fields
Biofunctional applications, Biomanufacturing
genetic engineering, genome editing, evolutionary engineering, pathway engineering

We aim to construct biosynthetic pathways to rare and non-natural useful compounds using technologies in evolutionary engineering and synthetic biology. In particular, we have started designing biosynthetic pathways for isoprenoid and carotenoid pigments derived from microorganisms and plants, as well as creating synthetic biology tools for engineering non-model microorganisms that produce these compounds.