(451d) Recreating Natural Plant Processes in Bacteria for the Production of Complex Biomolecules

Authors: 
Santos, C. N. S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Parayil, A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Despite the potential utility of specialized secondary metabolites in a number of commercial applications (pharmaceuticals, consumer and food products, and industrial chemicals), their low abundance in nature presents a significant sourcing and economic obstacle for adoption.   Here, we describe the advantages of pairing multivariate modular metabolic engineering of bacteria with systems-level characterization of engineered strains by transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics for expediting the development of economical and sustainable processes for the production of these complex biomolecules.