System to improve protein production in cells

Peter Dedon and Shane Byrne

Based on their discovery of a system that regulates protein synthesis in cells, this team is developing a platform to improve protein production in industrially relevant bacteria, yeast, and mammalian cells. This platform can be used to increase yields in all types of protein manufacturing, including biological therapeutics, vaccine components, protein reagents used in biotechnology research and industry, and production of food proteins. The improved yields could potentially lower production costs and shorten the time to bring new products to market.