Student Oral Presentation Session

Tuesday, August 14, 2012: 2:30 PM-5:30 PM
Meeting Room 11-12, Columbia Hall, Terrace level (Washington Hilton)
Robert Donofrio and Laura Jarboe

2:30 PM
ENHANCED RATE OF FUNGAL Biodegradation of Polyurethane under compostING CONDITIONS
Urooj Zafar and Geoff D. Robson, Microbiology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
2:50 PM
Comparative metabolomics and physiology of xylose-fermenting yeast adapted to a dilute acid pretreated lignocellulose-containing waste stream
Stephanie L. Groves1, Jifei Liu2, David R. Shonnard2 and Susan T. Bagley1, (1)Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, (2)Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
3:10 PM
The Substratostat, a novel automated and continuous fed-batch approach to industrial fermentations
Charles Alan Frohman and Ramón Mira de Orduña, Food Science, Cornell University, Geneva, NY
3:30 PM
Metabolic Engineering of Muconic Acid Production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Kathleen Curran1, John Leavitt2, Ashty Karim1 and Hal Alper1, (1)Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, (2)Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
3:50 PM
Characterization of the xplA genomic island in RDX degrading bacteria
Dana Khdr Sabir1, Chun Shiong Chong2, Astrid Lorenz1, Elizabeth L. Rylott1, Cyril Bontemps1, David A. Stahl3, Peter Andeer3, Stuart E. Strand3 and Neil C. Bruce1, (1)Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom, (2)Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Faculty of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, (3)Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
4:10 PM
Characterization of a fungal thioesterase having claisen cyclase and deacetylase activities in melanin biosynthesis
Anna L. Vagstad, Eric A. Hill, Jason W. Labonte and Craig A. Townsend, Department of Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
4:30 PM
Gold Biomineralization by a Novel Secondary Metabolite from a Gold-Associated Bacterium
Chad W. Johnston1, Morgan A. Wyatt1, Xiang Li1, Jeremiah Shuster2, Gordon Southam2, Ashraf Ibrahim1 and Nathan A. Magarvey1, (1)Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, (2)Department of Earth Sciences; Department of Biology, Western University, London, ON, Canada
4:50 PM
Engineering efflux pumps to enhance microbial secretion of biofuel-relevant inhibitors
Michael A. Fisher1, Masaki R. Yamada2, Niwen Kong2 and Danielle Tullman-Ercek2, (1)Energy Biosciences Institute, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (2)UC Berkeley
5:10 PM
Dielectrophoretic Directional Assembly of Adhesive Coatings of Photoreactive Cyanobacteria and Polyelectrolytes for CO2 Recycling
Oscar I. Bernal1, Michael C. Flickinger2 and Orlin D. Velev1, (1)Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, (2)Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & BTEC, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
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