ChemBioPlants Network

ChemBioPlants Network University of Oxford

Mark Howarth

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.