BIOSURFACTANTS: Multifunctional biomolecules of the 21st century

Pattanathu Rahman (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

The growing demand for biosurfactant production is due to its wide range of industrial and biomedical applications. We built condition-specific computational models to exploit an eco-friendly bacterium to produce high-value biosurfactants and identified a substantial increase in synthesis of biosurfactants by the engineered model, these predictions can be used in synthetic biology to suggest optimal steps for engineering microorganisms. We have a unique biosurfactant production process and directly benefited from the EU project to access Bio-Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) in Belgium to scale-up biosurfactant process and completed techno-economic evaluation, which gave the commercial confidence to our research spinout ‘TeeGene’.
Period1 May 2019
Event titleInstitute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science (IBBS) research seminar: null
Event typeSeminar
LocationUnited Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Biosurfactants
  • Biotechnology