Dr Paul James
Research Fellow


I am currently a Research Fellow under the supervision of Professor John Love based in the Exeter Microbial Biofuel Group on the Mezzanine floor of the Geoffrey Pope building in the College of Life and Envrironmental Sciences. The group is currently using a synthetic biology approach to producing customisable petroleum replica fuel molecules. 

My previous research interests focused on the utilisation of enzymes from thermophilic organisms and their application in the field of “white biotechnology”. In particular I am interested in expression of various enzymes of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry within E. coli in high levels to perform structural and biochemical characterisation. In particular I am interested in the increased stability of these enzymes to a wide range of conditions such as temperature and the different solvents used in industrial processes. I also use the structure of these enzymes to help me understand the mechanisms employed by different organisms to increase stability.


2011 PhD Biological Sciences
2010 MSc Biological Chemistry
2009 BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry


2014 - Research Fellow, University of Exeter, Exeter Microbial Biofuels Group

2013 - 2014  Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, ERA Net IB - Thermogene

2011 - 2013 Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, StatOil

Further details of projects can be found under Research


Contact details

Internal tel3105
Tel+44 (0) 1392 723105
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road
OfficeMezzanine Laboratory

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