Research Task

Exploration, utilization and improvement of useful microbial genes/enzymes
Construction of P450 expression library
Development of new gene cloning technology
Research Keywords
Exploration of novel biological resources, P450 expression library, Development of host-vector system, Antibiotics
Application Fields
Biofunctional applications, Biomanufacturing
Genetic engineering, Separation and purification of bioactive compounds

Using actinomycetes and some other bacteria as the host, we are trying to express useful genes, produce enzymes, and modify functions. We are also developing new host-vector systems and genetic engineering methods. We also analyze physiologically active substances such as antibiotics and their biosynthetic genes. We have constructed a P450 expression library containing more than 1000 genes, and have established a screening system for enzymes that hydroxylate specific substrate of interest.