Slipping out unnoticed: a new bacterial lipoprotein transport system (2020–2022)
Worldwide markets for biotechnology-derived products are projected to grow to at least $50 billion per year for the next 10 years. The cornerstone of biotechnology is the production of proteins. The applicant has discovered a new pathway for protein production in bacteria. The primary objective of this project is to use a diverse array of biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand how this new protein production platform works. We will also assess this new pathway for the production of proteins of interest to the biotechnology sector. This project expects to determine how this system can be exploited for use in the growing Australian bioeconomy.