Accelerating industrial metabolic engineering using YeastFABProject Details
The Cai laboratory, University of Edinburgh, has developed a robust automatable system, 'YeastFab' for rapid assembly of genetic constructs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This greatly facilitates the generation of new yeast strains for production of pharmaceuticals, flavours and fragrances, biofuels, and other valuable products from renewable resources. In this project, the University and Twist Biosciences will collaborate to generate a large library of promoters and other genetic components in YeastFab format and characterize them thoroughly under industrially relevant conditions. This library of validated components in an easy-to-assemble format will be a valuable resource, which will be commercialized by Twist.