• Question: What projects or issue are you working on now and what does it include?

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      Asked by Lou to Jo on 20 Mar 2015.
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        Jo Sadler answered on 20 Mar 2015:

        Hi Lou

        I’m working on an enyzme called NovO at the moment. I’m trying to understand exactly how the enzyme works (which bits of it are important for making the reaction work) so that we can then improve it. By this I mean make the enxyme work on a wider range of molecules so it’s more useful for synthetic chemistry – hopefully one day it could replace the use of toxic metals! My project includes chemical synthesis, using bacteria to make proteins, computer modelling… Lots to keep me busy!