Production of 2-FL from Engineered Yeast

Dr. Yong-Su Jin from the University of IL has developed a method for synthesis of 2-fucosyllactose (2-FL) using engineered yeast. 2-FL is human milk oligosaccharide that has been shown to have properties. The method uses Fucose as the starting material for over-production of 2-FL and requires fewer downstream purification methods compared to conventional methods.