How we help

Strain Engineers

Tap into our global microbial diversity insights, whether you work with Agrobacterium, Bacillus, Corynebacterium, Desulfococcus, Escherichia, or more
Tap into nature's source code

Design better microbes with a deeper understanding of nature

Using insights from our knowledge graph of global microbial diversity, we’re unlocking the hidden complexities of microbes to empower rational and informed engineering approaches for strain development.

Let us help you say goodbye to guesswork and unleash the true potential of microbes.
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Unprecedented biological context

Microbial diversity mapped for machine learning

We aim for our knowledge graph to map of all microbial life on earth, and all their interactions from a subcellular to environmental level.

Coupled with our graph machine learning algorithms, we can derive surprisingly deep insights from all these levels of proprietary data, so as to predict optimal solutions for your strain engineering challenges.


What can we discover with over 3x more unique and diverse proteins than UniProt?
Rare enzyme classes
Naturally occuring engineering outcomes


What can we learn from
accurate metagenomic sequences of over 50kb on average?
Mobile genetic elements
Biosynthetic gene clusters & natural products
Novel metabolic branches


What can we understand from microecological interactions between millions of species?
Microbial warfare (such as phages & bacteriocins)
Shared metabolic pathways
Crop synbionts


What can we infer from
environmental, geological and chemical conditions?
Learn from pH, temperature and mineral tolerant microbes
Where to find more of your strain
As your in silico partner

Basecamp Research supercharges your R&D

Feedstock & media optimisation

Discover novel extracellular enzymes, transporters, metabolic enzymes, regulatory proteins, and redox balance systems

Optimise media conditions with real-world environmental metadata

Stress tolerance improvements

Match chaperones, transporters, heat shock proteins, and oxidative stress proteins from extremophiles to your existing strains

Understanding the unknown

Learn how your strain produces your molecule of interest

Overcome regulatory barriers with proteins from closely related species

Locate precisely where to collect more of your desired strain

Consortia engineering

Identify co-evolved microbes and compatible growth conditions

Metabolic engineering

Learn from novel metabolic branches and pathways from closely related organisms

Expression & regulation

Discover new promoters, ribosomal binding sites, terminators, and transcription factors

Partner with us

See how we can help with your target enzymes and applications

We partner with people all across the bioeconomy, including agritech, food, API manufacture, cosmetics & more.

So whether you're a synthetic biologist developing living therapeutics, a metabolic engineer enhancing biofuel production, or an enzymologist designing biocatalysts for bioplastics, give us a shout!
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Rooted in Access and Benefit Sharing

Future-proofed data collection

At the heart of our biodiscovery process is a our commitment to Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). ABS is a cornerstone principle of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Nagoya Protocol, which seeks to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources.

We're building a robust model for long term biodiversity protection through our global sampling partnerships. Each of our samples is collected in compliance with the Nagoya Protocol and with pre-negotiated permission to commercialise with our industry partners. Our aim is to create a world where industrial innovation protects, supports and revitalises our natural biodiversity.
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