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Christophe Corre
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Dr. Christophe Corre

Associate professor

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...

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Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

Ph.D. candidate

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Daniel is working to characterize the components of the complex regulatory gene network controlling methylenomycin expression in Streptomyces coelicolor.

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Adam Cowden

Ph.D. candidate

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Adam is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Corre and Dr. Vasilios Stavros, working on the chemical synthesis of new classes of sunscreens and their characterisation using ultrafast spectroscopy.

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Jack Weaver

Ph.D. candidate

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Jack is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Corre and Dr. Fabrizio Alberti. He is working on expressing high value meroterpenoids in heterologous hosts.

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Laurence Legon

Ph.D. candidate

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Laurence is using metabolic modeling and genome engineering to improve bacterial sunscreen synthesis.

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Matt Harwood
Ph.D. candidate

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Matt is working towards isolating novel natural products from Actinobacteria.

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Dan Richmond
Ph.D. candidate

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Dan is co-supervised by Dr. Binuraj Menon and Dr. Chris Corre. He is working on designing and expressing artificial halogenases for biotechnological applications

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Sopida Wongwas

Ph.D. candidate

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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.

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Paula Martin de Prado

Ph.D. candidate

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Paula is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Corre, Dr. Richard Puxty and Dr. Vasilios Stavros. She is working on the production of mycosporine-like amino acids in cyanobacteria.

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Jingfan Zhang

Ph.D. candidate

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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.

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Richard Olumakaiye
Ph.D. candidate

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Richard is co-supervised by Dr. Chris Corre and Dr. Fabrizio Alberti. He is researching the biosynthesis of meroterpenoids in fungi.

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Esther Fasoyin
Ph.D. candidate

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 Esther is co-supervised by Dr. Manuela Tosin and Dr. Chris Corre. She working on the elucidation of a polyketide biosynthetic gene cluster from Rhodococcus erythropolis.

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Adam Hunt
Ph.D. candidate

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Abbie Lewis
Placement student

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Abbie is an undergraduate placement student looking into further characterisation and development of single chain fusion proteins of a transcriptional repressor

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Ben Cocker
Placement student

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Ben is an undergraduate MChem student researching the interaction between transcriptional regulator proteins and their ligands from Streptomyces coelicolor.