ChemBioPlants Network

ChemBioPlants Network University of Oxford

Mark Howarth

http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/howarth/
mark.howarth@bioch.ox.ac.uk

Our research involves manipulating and modifying components of living organisms to engineer innovative protein nanotechnologies for cancer analysis, immune activation and synthetic biology. A key development in our lab was the development of protein tag systems that form covalent bonds between the tag and the target ‘catcher’ protein, enabling a modular plug-and-play approach to protein complex assembly. We are currently collaborating with Lee Sweetlove (Plant Sciences) to explore the potential of this technology for metabolic engineering.