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Professor Roy Daniel

Professor (Biological Sciences)

Qualifications: BSc [Hons] PhD Leic FRSNZ FNZIC

Research Interests

Current research is centered on the biochemistry, microbiology, and biotechnological applications of extremely thermophilic bacteria. Within these areas, major current topics are:
1) The inter-relationship of enzyme activity, stability, and dynamics;
2) The effect of temperature on enzymes;
3) Properties and applications of stable enzymes, especially proteases;

Students Supervised

PhD:

  • Clement, David (2009). The effect of dynamics on enzyme activity.
  • Lopez, Murielle (2008). The effect of hydration on enzyme activity.
  • Lee, Charles (2007). Environmental effects on enzyme true temperature optima.
  • Peterson, Michelle (2006). Temperature effects on enzymes.  

MSc:

  • Oudshoorn, Matthew (2008). Tests of predictions made by the equilibrium model for the effect of temperature on enzyme activity.

 

Expertise

The biochemistry, microbiology, and biotechnological applications of extremely thermophilic bacteria, and the applications of stable enzymes, especially proteases; the inter-relationship of enzyme activity, stability, and dynamics; the effect of temperature extremes and hydration on enzymes; the Equilibrium Model for the effect of temperature on enzyme activity.

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