Cell-Free Transcription-Translation (TX-TL) Systems

Cell-free systems provide a bottom-up approach for synthetic biology engineering. The Moore group specialises in developing novel cell-free systems in different bacterial systems for specific applications. We have expertise, protocols, extracts and plasmid expression systems for the following bacteria:


  • Escherichia coli (BL21, Rosetta, MG1655)

  • Bacillus megaterium

  • Streptomyces spp., including Streptomyces venezuelae

  • New systems (Gram-negative, Gram-positive) in development


We collaborate with a range of academic and industry groups from the UK, USA, Germany, Czech Republic and Mexico.

  • For enquiries, feel free to email s.j.r.moore[at]kent.ac.uk directly