No one production host system can produce all the different bioproducts.Therefore, having a multiple microbial platform for high level production of the different bioproducts is essential. QUT has extensive experience in developing a wide range of microbial production hosts that include bacteria (e.g. Escherichia coli) and yeasts (e.g. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Pichia pastoris, Kluyveromyces lactis, etc). Further, QUT is developing other microbial systems (acidogens/acetogens and methanogens) suitable for the conversion of different feedstock such as solid hydrocarbons and other wastes for conversion to biogas.
QUT has experience in the transformation of microalgae for enhanced stress tolerance and optimal lipid metabolism for the generation of biofuels. We are interested in the development of resilient algal varieties that can be used for the industrial scale production of biofuels and biomaterials.