This project aims to study the replisome, the machine that duplicates DNA before cell division.

Years of biochemical research has shown how its protein components work, but observation at the single-molecule level is needed to understand how they all work together.

This project aims to combine novel single-molecule biophysical tools with state-of-the-art biochemistry to define how the bacterial replisome coordinates synthesis of the two DNA strands and how it exchanges protein components on the fly.

Expected outcomes of this project include improved understanding of a fundamental biological process, development of novel biophysical methodology, and training of the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists.

Funding body

Australian Research Council

Scheme name

Discovery Projects

Years funded

2018 – 2020

Lead institution

University of Wollongong

Research area