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Country: South Africa
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Projects: PSYSMO, MOSES, SysMO DB, SysMO-LAB, SulfoSys, SulfoSys - Biotec, Whole body modelling of glucose metabolism in malaria patients, FAIRDOM, Molecular Systems Biology, COMBINE Multicellular Modelling, HOTSOLUTE, Steroid biosynthesis, Yeast glycolytic oscillations, Computational pathway design for biotechnological applications
Institutions: Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Manchester, University of Stellenbosch, University of Manchester - Department of Computer Science, Stellenbosch University
The goal of the project is to establish a new biotechnological platform for the production of hydroxy-amino acids, since the current production of these important building blocks is very expensive. Enzyme engineering, systems biotechnology and metabolic engineering will be used in a synthetic biology approach.
Hypoglycaemia and lactic acidosis are key diagnostics for poor chances of survival in malaria patients. In this project we aim to test to what extent the metabolic activity of Plasmodium falciparum contributes to a changed glucose metabolism in malaria patients. The approach is to start with detailed bottom up models for the parasite and then merge these with more coarse grained models at the whole body level.