Dr Natalie Ferry

Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology

University of Salford


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Natalie’s research focuses on identifying plant cell wall degrading enzymes from under-studied environments, genetically modified crops and plant peptides, in the context of agricultural biotechnology. By screening environments such as invertebrate gut microbiota, she is working to discover plant cell wall degrading enzymes that could be used to create second generation biofuels. Natalie’s research group uses metagenomics, cloning, bio-nanotechnology and proteomics approaches.

Current projects
Designing smart peptides for antimicrobial biofilm formation applications with Dr Ċ½eljka Krpetic.

Selected works
Joynson, R. … Ferry, N. (2017). Metagenomic Analysis of the Gut Microbiome of the Common Black Slug Arion ater in Search of Novel Lignocellulose Degrading Enzymes. Front. Microbiol. 8(2181)