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Rebecca Edgar

Rebecca Edgar



Bioprocessing and Fermentation

Areas of expertise

• Bacterial culturing and manipulation
• Protein expression and purification
• Enzyme activity and antimicrobial assays
• Gene expression analysis


• PhD Biochemistry, University of Otago

Professional activities

• Member of New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS)
• Member Association of Biosafety for Australia and New Zealand (ABSANZ)


Rebecca has a PhD in Biochemistry and is skilled in a variety of molecular biology and microbiology techniques.

Her recent projects have involved identifying new antimicrobials, the development of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, and novel approaches to animal feed.


• Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Fermentation Media, Allikian, K., Edgar, R., Syed, R., and Zhang, S., In: Berenjian, A. (ed) Essentials in Fermentation Technology. Springer, New York, in press
• Integrated activities of two alternative sigma factors coordinate iron acquisition and uptake by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Edgar, R.J.; Hampton, G.E.; Garcia, G.; Maher, M.J.; Perugini, M.A.; Ackerley, D.F.; Lamont, I.L. . Molecular Microbiology, 2017, 106 (6), 891-904
• SpyB, a small heme-binding protein, affects the composition of the cell wall in Streptococcus pyogenes, Edgar, R.J.; Chen, J.; Kant, S.; Rechkina, E.; Rush, J.S.; Forsberg, L.S.; Jaehrig, B.; Azadi, P.; Tchesnokova, V.; Sokurenko, E.V.; Zhu, H.; Korotkov, K.V.; Pancholi, V.; Korotkova, N., Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2016, 6, 126