Dr Daniel Blackburn

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

I´m very enthusiastic about the development of biotechnological approaches for using phytases to access phytate organic phosphorus pool present in soils and manures for plant nutrition. Since 2008 I have performed literature review and experimental work in the area of soil organic phosphorus abundance and availability, as affected by phytase enzymes and phytase producing microbes. I’m particularly interested content of phytase-labile organic P in manures and soils, as well as the environmental factors and enzyme properties affecting catalytic behavior of phytases in these environments.