Iron-binding Protein Production in Bacteria

2017-2018 Summer
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Number of Students: 

We clone and produce recombinant proteins in E. coli for different purposes. One of the things we are
interested in is observing if (and how) the natural properties of bacteria change depending on the foreign
proteins that they synthesize.
One of the proteins that we work with is an iron-binding protein (FBP), when synthesized gives pink/red
color to bacteria. In this project you will quantify and compare growth of wild type and FBP synthesizing
bacteria in rich and minimal media. You will determine the effect of changes in the amount of iron in these
media on bacterial growth, you will learn to isolate FBP from bacteria and you will study if FBP produces
any magnetotactic effects in these bacteria.

Related Areas of Project: 
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering
Materials Science ve Nano Engineering

About Project Supervisors

Zehra Sayers

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering,
Sabanci University
Orhanli, Tuzla, Istanbul 34956 Turkey

Office: FENS 2087

Phone: +90-216-483-9509