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TODAY-Bioenergy Seminar, 179 Chemistry, UC Davis

Date: Tuesday March 12, 2013

Time: 4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Room 179, Chemistry

Title: Realizing the promise of engineered metabolism for fuel and chemical production
Speaker: Prof. Ramon Gonzalez (Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering, Rice University; Program Manager, DOE ARPA-E

Abstract: Biological systems are capable of performing many useful functions with potential applications in energy and chemical production, environmental remediation, pharmaceutical production, and agricultural systems. However, their full potential remains unrealized due to critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of how these systems function and in our ability to engineer and control them. Our research seeks to fill in these gaps by designing and implementing novel (metabolic) engineering strategies to optimize the performance of biological systems. In this talk, I will highlight our recent progress in these areas with special emphasis on the use of systems and synthetic biology approaches to engineer novel platforms for the efficient production of advanced
fuels and chemicals.

Host: Prof. Shota Atsumi, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Davis

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