Eriko Takano is a Professor at the University of Manchester, where she is Co-Director of the Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre SYNBIOCHEM. Takano studied pharmacy at Kitasato University in Tokyo before moving to the UK where she receiving her PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia and the John Innes Centre. She became Assistant Professor at the University of Tübingen and then Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Groningen. In 2012, she joined the faculty at the University of Manchester. Her lab develops microbial synthetic biology tools and uses them to produce high-value chemicals.
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Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem worldwide. Eriko Takano and her colleagues are developing new antibiotics using a synthetic biology approach. (Talk recorded in June 2015)