Metabolic Engineering - Specialty chemicals/materials from renewable resources

Tuesday, August 14, 2012: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Georgetown, Concourse Level (Washington Hilton)
Kristala L. Jones Prather
New tools, methodologies and pathways in metabolic engineering have brought forth a number of systems for the biological production of chemicals, with many heading towards commercial production. This session will focus on advancements for the microbial production of specialty chemicals and materials from renewable resources.

1:00 PM
Engineering Yarrowia lipolytica for the production of high-valued commercial products
Pamela L. Sharpe, Quinn Zhu, Zhixiong Xue, Narendra Yadav, Raymond Hong, Xiaochun Fan, David Short, Dongming Xie, Boonchai Boonyaratanakornkit, Clementina Dellomonaco, Bjorn Tyreus and Ethel Jackson, Central Research & Development/ Biochemical Sciences & Engineering, DuPont, Wilmington, DE
1:30 PM
Metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria for the production of specialty chemicals
Matthew Begemann, Mendez-Perez Daniel and Brian F. Pfleger, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
2:00 PM
Investigations of carbon assimilation by Bacillus methanolicus MGA3 grown aerobically at 50ºC reveal new approaches for metabolic engineering as an industrial biocatalyst for amino acid and thermostable protein production from
Michael C. Flickinger, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & BTEC, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Ahmet Bozdag, Microbiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC and Claire Komives, Chemical & Materials Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
A platform pathway for the production of value-added chiral hydroxyacids
Kristala L. Jones Prather, Himanshu Dhamankar, Collin H. Martin, Hsien-Chung Tseng and Micah J. Sheppard, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
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