CREATE Team

ProfessorResearch & ExpertiseResearch Projects
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
Emma MasterThe implementation of enzymology, protein engineering, proteomics, applied functional genomics, and lignocellulose chemistry for the production of high-value products from renewable plant resources.
  • Developing cell-free biocatalytic cascades to high-value products from plant polymers
  • Functional genomics and assay development
  • Elizabeth EdwardsUtilizing the latest genomics and metagenomics tools to understand and exploit microbial communities that detoxify common pollutants, convert wastes into useful products, and to minimize solid waste streams.
  • Anaerobic Bioremediation
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Krishna MahadevanEngineering microbial systems for industrial and medical applications by employing bioinformatics, modeling of metabolic and regulatory networks, systems biology, metabolic engineering, and synthetic biology.
  • Bioprocesses for high-value chemical products from renewable feedstocks
  • Genome and community scale modeling
  • Grant AllenEnvironmental bioprocess engineering for the treatment of industrial waste and wastewater streams, air quality, and the use of micro algae for the conversion of waste into value-added products.
  • De-watering industrial waste
  • Production of chemicals from waste CO2 and wastewater
  • Brad SavilleConversion of biomass for production of biofuels and bioproducts, and the economic and life cycle analysis of biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Technoeconomic assessment of bioprocesses
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Bioprocess design
  • Alexander YakuninEngineering microbial systems for industrial and medical applications by employing bioinformatics, modeling of metabolic and regulatory networks, systems biology, and metabolic engineering.
  • Identifying novel biocatalysis for industrial applications
  • Development of assays for enzyme characterization
  • Doug ReeveProcess and enviornmental improvement in the pulp and paper industry, surface science of wood pulp fibres and paper, and the leadership education for engineering students.
  • Leadership, management, and communication training
  • Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
    Heather MacLeanSystems analysis for sustainable engineering including the development and application of life cycle assessment and techno-economic methods for the evaluation of technical and externality impacts of conventional and alternative energy and transportation systems.
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Elodie PasseportCharacterizing the fate and removal of organic and inorganic contaminants in natural and engineered aquatic environments and development of isotope techniques to quantify trace levels of environmental contaminates.
  • Tracking the behavior of specific emerging contaminants in surface waters
  • Developing new applications for stable isotope techniques
  • Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto
    Hannes Rost Understanding biology on a personalized level and using next-generation mass spectrometry to analyze proteomic and metabolomic data in high-throughput.
  • Mass-spectrometry based quantitative proteomics and metabolomics
  • Human Personalized Omics Profiling (unerstanding human genetic variation)
  • Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
    Max MorganDevelopment of open science legal structures, policy, and translational initiatives.
    The Hatchery, University of Toronto
    Joseph OrozcoStudent lead entrepreneurship and commercilizaiton
    Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, University of Toronto
    Annie Simpson Adult education and counselling psychology.
  • Leadership, management, and communication education
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity training
  • The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC)
    Aled EdwardsDeveloping open access research tools (chemical inhibitors, protein structures and recombinant antibodies). Showing up for airline flights at the very last minute.
  • Implementing open science initiatives
  • Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary
    Alexei SavchenkoEnzyme production and characterization facilitating enzyme discovery and synthetic biology, including: bacterial pathogenic factors; antimicrobial resistance enzymes; carbohydrate-active enzymes; biocatalysts. Characterization of protein function based on combination of structural, biochemical and in vivo methodologies.
  • Bacterial structural genomics
  • Clinical and emerging antibiotic resistance elements
  • Molecular basis of pathogen-host interactions
  • Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia
    Steven HallamMicrobial ecology, biological engineering, and bioinformatics with specific emphasis on the creation of functional screens and computational tools that reveal hidden metabolic powers of uncultivated microbial communities.
  • Construction and interpretation of environmental genomics libraries through functional screen
  • Generation of computational tools and workflows for genomics analysis
  • Start-up Co-founders
    Pratish GawandSynthetic biology, metabolic engineering, industrial bioprocess development, and biotechnology commercialization.
  • Development of cosmetics and fragrances from renewable feedstocks
  • Aditya PanditSynthetic biology, metabolic engineering, industrial bioprocess development, and biotechnology commercialization.
  • Development of cosmetics and fragrances from renewable feedstocks
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