University of Cambridge – Partner University

For inquiries, please contact Professor Martin Welch (mw240@cam.ac.uk) and Professor Chris Howe (ch26@cam.ac.uk).

Biochemistry

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Current production from photosynthetic cells as biofilms (or in suspension)
  2. Microbial fuel cells
  3. Photosynthetic electron transfer
  4. Renewable energy generation
  5. Powering small devices from electrogenic biofilms
  6. Photosynthetic microbial consortia
  7. Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms
  8. Polymicrobial biofilms in respiratory infections
  9. Metabolism in biofilms
  10. Structural studies of antibacterial targets
  11. Alternative electron acceptors that “keep biofilms going”

Facilities

  • Bioelectrochemistry – potentiostats etc
  • Fluorescence measurements (PAM)
  • Molecular genetics
  • Protein structural studies (X-ray, cryo-EM, NMR)
  • BBSRC-funded Cambridge Centre for Proteomics
  • Protein expression/purification/characterisation

Researchers

CHRIS HOWE
MARTIN WELCH
Prof T Knowles
Dr F Torris
Prof J Dennis
Prof A Smith