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Dr Stephen Bornemann

Biological Chemistry Department, John Innes Centre
Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
email address
+44 (0)1603 450741 Fax +44 (0)1603 450018

enzymes and small molecules of plants and microbes

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Our current lines of enquiry are polyglucan and starch biosynthesis in microbes and plants, and symbiosis signalling in plants. We are a multidisciplinary group that studies enzymes at the atomic level using biochemical and biophysical methods along with complementary molecular biology approaches to address physiological function. Our work is framed within the context of food security (nitrogen utilisation and carbon storage in plants) and human health (novel targets for antibiotics). Enzymes that have been studied previously include cupins, such as oxalate-degading enzymes, and chorismate synthase that are involved in plant and microbial responses to biotic and abiotic stress or are targets for antibiotics and herbicides.
Steph Bornemann

Latest Publications

Structural insight into how Streptomyces coelicolor maltosyl transferase GlgE binds α-maltose 1-phosphate and forms a maltosyl-enzyme intermediate

CCaMK is negatively and positively regulated by calcium, providing a novel mechanism for decoding calcium responses

Discrimination of large maltooligosaccharides from isobaric dextran and pullulan using ion mobility mass spectrometry

Sugar-coated sensor chip and nanoparticle surfaces for the in vitro enzymatic synthesis of starch-like materials

Trehalose Synthase

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