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BGI and the University of Manchester have launched a five-year collaboration focused on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. The partnership, whose value was not disclosed, will focus on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of natural products, BGI said, with the goals of promoting academic research, education and industrialization. The collaboration will draw upon the work of Yizhi (Patrick) Cai, Ph.D., chair in synthetic genomics at the University of Manchester, whose lab is involved with the synthetic yeast genome consortium (Sc2.0), which aims to re-design and synthesize a 12 Mb designer yeast genome de novo. Among synthetic genomics projects his lab is working on, according to his lab website, are the Induced Evolution of Synthetic Yeast genomes (IESY) project, which applies the Synthetic Chromosome Rearrangement and Modification by LoxP-mediated evolution (SCRaMbLE) system to generate high-fitness yeast cells with synthetic chromosomes under specific conditions. Dr. Cai’s lab ...
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