Person

Ekaterina Kozaeva
Ph.D. Student

In love with metabolic engineering and biotechology since 2010 and invading the private life of a very important bacterium since 2017.


Research

Pseudomonas putida is a promising chassis for cell factory design for the production of difficult-to-synthesize chemicals, due to an extremely flexible metabolism that provides it with the ability to tolerate high concentrations of toxic compounds and extreme operating conditions. My role in the SEM group is to bridge the gap between the remarkable abilities of our favorite pet and the industrial production of added-value, low-molecular-weight fluorinated compounds. The implementation of novel synthetic biology tools for regulating the transcriptional output of selected pathways in the core metabolism and the rational rewiring of the biochemical network of P. putida are my key instruments establishing this novel platform for bioproduction.