Meet our TEAM
Prof. Christophe Corre
Initially trained as a Biochemist Biochemistry / Molecular Biologist (University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France), I moved to the United Kingdom in 2000 to start working on antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces bacteria for which I was awarded a PhD in Chemistry (University of Exeter, UK) in 2004.
Since then, I have worked at the University of Warwick first as a postdoctoral researcher, then as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, and now as an Associate Prof. in Synthetic Biology; jointly appointed between the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Chemistry.
Our research group works at the interface of biology and chemistry. We are particularly interested in transcriptional regulators, bioactive natural products and biocatalysts in bacteria. Micro-organisms are the most creative chemists and we cannot work without them...
Dan is co-supervised by Dr. Binuraj Menon and Dr. Chris Corre. He is working on designing and expressing artificial halogenases for biotechnological applications
Sopida is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Corre and Dr. Vasilios Stavros. She is studying the heterologous expression of mycosporine-like amino acid gene clusters in Streptomyces.
Jingfan is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Corre and Dr. Fabrizio Alberti. She is developing the enzymes from the biosynthetic pathway of scleric acid into biocatalysts that can be used to generate a library of scleric acid analogues.
Esther is co-supervised by Dr. Manuela Tosin and Dr. Chris Corre. She is working on the elucidation of a polyketide biosynthetic gene cluster from Rhodococcus erythropolis.
Adam is co-supervised by Prof. Greg Challis and Dr. Chris Corre. He is exploring the therapeutic potential of a novel antibiotic with activity against Enterobacter cloacae