The Moore Group

Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

We are a cell-free synthetic group interested in developing solutions to problems within areas such as antimicrobial resistance, drug discovery and agritech. We are interested in cell-free systems, since they provide an engineering platform for high-throughput screening and scaled up synthesis of peptides, proteins and small molecules. We have specific focus on cell-free gene expression (CFE) systems for rapid prototyping of biosynthesis and bioactivity.

The Moore group joined the School of School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences, Queen Mary University of London in January 2023. We acknowledge funding from the following sources: Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, GCRF, EPSRC, Royal Society and Biochemical Society.

PhD positions in AMR and cell-free biosynthesis - We will have two PhD positions available for September 2023, please see vacancies.