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Currently work is being carried out in a number of areas at the CER. Teams of faculty staff, post graduate and post doctoral staff work on different project areas:

Enzyme thermostability and thermoactivity
-Citrate synthase
-Cellulases
-Temperature optima of enzymes

Central metabolism in the Archaea
-Pathway promiscuity

Multienzyme complexes in the Archaea
-2-oxoacid dehydrogenase complexes

Biocatalysis
-Aldolases and chiral C-C synthesis
-Biofuels from renewable resources

Novel Extremophiles
-The CAMR culture collection
-Packed-column bioreactor

Cell cycle control in the Archaea
-Cell cycle control mechanisms of the model archaeon, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus.
-Bioinformatics

Photorepair of DNA damage in the Archaea
-DNA repair mechanisms

 

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