The Moore Group - Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

We are a cell-free synthetic group working on applications within biotechnology, antimicrobial resistance and food security areas.

We have specific expertise in cell-free gene expression (CFE) systems, which enable rapid prototyping to study biosynthesis, biosensors, genetic design, and protein production.

Cell-free Gene Expression

Cell-free systems require a cell-extract, DNA and an energy solution, to make mRNA and proteins within seconds to minutes. TX-TL offers a wealth of opportunities within synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology. For further details see the research pages.

The Moore group is part of the Industrial Biotechnology research theme at the School of Biosciences, University of Kent. We acknowledge funding from the following sources: Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, GCRF, EPSRC, Royal Society and Biochemical Society.

Exciting news - The group will relocate to the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences, Queen Mary University of London in January 2023. We will have two PhD positions available for September 2023, please see vacancies.

Dr Simon Moore and Dr Andrew Lawrence groups, School of Biosciences, University of Kent - November 2021