Metabolic Engineering - Metabolic engineering of extremophiles or organisms with less developed genetic systems

Wednesday, August 15, 2012: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Georgetown, Concourse Level (Washington Hilton)
Janet Westpheling
Richard H. Baltz

9:00 AM
Genetic techniques and advances in the Archaea: implications for biofuel and natural product production strategies
Thomas J. Santangelo, Department of Microbiology and the Center for RNA Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
Genetic tool development and metabolic engineering of C. thermocellum for biofuel production
Ranjita Biswas1, Daniel Olson2, Lee R. Lynd2 and Adam M. Guss1, (1)Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (2)Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
10:30 AM
Methylation by cognate methyltransfersases is required for DNA transformation of Caldicellulosiruptor species: construction of mutants for the conversion of biomass to biofuels
Janet Westpheling, Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, and BioEnergy Science Center, Biosciences Division of DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
11:00 AM
Tools for metabolic engineering of Scheffersomyces stipitis for improved fermentation of xylose and cellobiose
Thomas W. Jeffries1, Sarah D. Mahan1, Shawn S. Nelson1, Jennifer R. Headman2 and Laura B. Willis3, (1)Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Madison, WI, (2)Verdezyne, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, (3)Institute for Microbial and Biochemical Technology, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
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