ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT140100355 [ 2015-01-01 - 2019-12-31 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Stephen Bell (Future Fellowship )

Brief description Deciphering Electron Transfer Pathways in Bacteria. Enzyme catalysed oxidation reactions are key players in the production of naturally occurring biologically active molecules. These processes are tightly regulated by their electron transfer partners. This project aims to characterise new electron transfer ferredoxin proteins from a metabolically diverse bacterium. These ferredoxins, important in many bacteria, contain different non-cysteine amino acids in their iron-sulfur cluster binding motifs and are poorly defined. The outcomes will advance understandings of electron transfer, a fundamental process. This will allow strategies to combat human and plant pathogens and unlock the potential of these systems as biocatalysts for the green chemical synthesis of complex and valuable chemicals.

Funding Amount $772,104

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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