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Production of Polycatechols using CotA laccase in engineered E.coli strains

This project aims to develop a microbial approach to produce a variety of poly-catechols or bio-plastics using E.coli generated CotA laccase enzyme and to analyze the properties of these bio-plastics. The aromatic substrates will be processed through specific E.coli laccase enzymes and the polymer product will be analyzed with Gel permeation chromatography. Producing these alternate bio-plastics may bring a sustainable and alternate source of polymer material that may yield beneficial properties for industry use. Future research includes processing and refinement of these alternate polymers.

Symposium Participant

Adityaa Sakthi

Project Details

Symposium Date: Fall 2018

Research Theme: Sustainability

Presentation Type: FURI

Faculty Mentors

  • David Nielsen