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Dr Peter Davenport

Dr Peter Davenport

Postdoctoral Fellow

SynBio Fund project - Lead: Finding new recombinases

Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of New Mexico

Albuquerque , New Mexico 87131


My research to date has focused on studying microbial signalling systems using functional genomics, and developing methods for engineering gene expression in bacterial and mammalian cells. My present research includes molecular computing with nucleic acids and prototyping synthetic biological devices using cell-free transcription-translation.

Research Interests

Molecular computing, riboswitches, aptamers, genome editing, cell-free transcription translation, quorum sensing, control of metabolism, bacterial pathogenicity, bacteriophage.

Key Publications

Swatton, J. E., P. W. Davenport, E. A. Maunders, J. L. Griffin, K. S. Lilley, and M. Welch. ‘Impact of Azithromycin on the Quorum Sensing-Controlled Proteome of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa’. PLOS ONE 11, no. 1 (25 January 2016): e0147698.

Davenport, Peter W., Julian L. Griffin, and Martin Welch. ‘Quorum Sensing Is Accompanied by Global Metabolic Changes in the Opportunistic Human Pathogen Pseudomonas Aeruginosa’. Journal of Bacteriology 197, no. 12 (15 June 2015): 2072–82.

Juhas, Mario, Lewis D. B. Evans, Joe Frost, Peter W. Davenport, Orr Yarkoni, Gillian M. Fraser, and James W. Ajioka. ‘Escherichia Coli Flagellar Genes as Target Sites for Integration and Expression of Genetic Circuits’. PLOS ONE 9, no. 10 (28 October 2014): e111451.

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