Living systems perform many tasks that have challenged human engineers, including synthesis of complex molecules from simple precursors, self-assembly of three-dimensional structures, adaptation to extreme environments, and information processing using unreliable components and in noisy environments. We are working to rewire and repurpose these natural functions to benefit human well-being in the areas of health, energy, agriculture, and the environment. Please visit the Bayer lab website for more information.
Brune KD, Bayer TS, 2012, Engineering microbial consortia to enhance biomining and bioremediation, Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol:3, ISSN:1664-302X
Davidson EA, Windram OPF, Bayer TS, 2012, Building Synthetic Systems to Learn Nature's Design Principles, Evolutionary Systems Biology, Vol:751, ISSN:0065-2598, Pages:411-429
Bayer TS, 2010, Using Synthetic Biology to Understand the Evolution of Gene Expression, Current Biology, Vol:20, ISSN:0960-9822, Pages:R772-R779
Bayer TS, 2010, Transforming biosynthesis into an information science, Nature Chemical Biology, Vol:6, ISSN:1552-4450, Pages:859-861
Voigt CA, Bayer TS, 2011, Biological systems for the production of commercially valuable compounds, US 2011/0165618A1