Artemisinin is the most used malaria drug on the market today. The current production is all based on the original plant production. We have shown (see pdf) that we can produce this in small quantities in moss.
The aim of described project is to increase the production and later enable an industrial production of this key drug for malaria treatment.
The increase can be done through modelling of the cells, up regulation of specific pathways or re-engineering of the cell.
There is an option for parts of the project to be performed at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I samarbejde medNur Kusaira Khairul Ikram, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Strong synthetic biology background/interest is needed, though of causes depending on where you are in your study.