A pair of Rutgers–Camden researchers is taking an innovative approach to measuring how quickly cells react with chemicals. The new process could be a valuable resource in metabolic engineering and biochemical production.
The key lies within a cell’s genes.
“Genes produce the proteins that make chemical reactions happen. They tell you a lot about what’s going on in the cell,” says Desmond Lun, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers–Camden.