Synthetic Biology of Synechocystis 6803 for Producing Isoprenoids

Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic bacteria that show great potential for biofuels and biochemicals production. The model cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, is used as a platform for metabolic engineering to produce isoprenoids, which can be used as alternative drop-in fuels and precursors to high-value chemicals.

Selected Publications

Lin, Po-Cheng, Saha R, Zhang F, & Pakrasi HB. “Metabolic engineering of the pentose phosphate pathway for enhanced limonene production in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.” Scientific Reports 7.1 (2017):17503.