P lab

E-cubed Lab Feb 2016


In the E3 Lab, we borrow tools from functional genomics, directed evolution, microbiology and enzymology to address a fundamental question in molecular evolution:

Where do new enzymes and metabolic pathways come from?

Grappling with this question gives us insights for designing proteins that have biomedical and biotechnological applications.

You can find us in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Otago.


Graduation, part 2
Danni   Special congratulations to the lab's longest-serving member, Danielle Maddock, PhD!
Graduation, part 1
Grads   Congratulations to Stephanie Cho (BSc), Ruth Platt (BSc) and Nick Tenci (BSc Hons, plus the Edson Prize)!
Have a very hunky Christmas!
Hunks   The E3 xmas party had disc golf, Secret Santa, mad beer pong skills, and the hunkiest men on the planet. Pretty average, then.
Quiz Night victors
Quiz   Team :NMR proved to be an unstoppable force at the Department's annual Quiz Night. It was Susie's singing wot won it!
Gator   Alex's verdict: the science and the pinot gris were excellent. The sauvignon blanc – not so much!
Congratulations (and farewell) to Dr. Danni!
Gator   Danni rebuffed her PhD examiners with poise and style. And then we celebrated!
Welcome to Mica Garcia and Lee Tejada
Mica and Lee   Mica and Lee have joined us from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, for their "summer" student-ships. Enjoy!
It takes commitment...
Plate tower   ...to win the E3 Lab's "Heaviest Biohazard Bag of the Month" prize!