Session 25: Lignocellulosic Conversion Sponsored by Novozymes
Wednesday, July 27, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Bayside A, 4th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
KC McFarland - Novozymes, Inc. and Tina Jeoh - University of California - Davis
Early commercialization is underway for conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to value-added feedstocks and chemicals such as transportation fuels.  These "second generation" processes are requiring innovative engineering of steel, chemistry, microbes and enzymes.  This session will highlight some of the most recent work enabling the field.
8:30 AM
Engineering Cel7A carbohydrate binding module and linker for reduced lignin inhibition
Kathryn L. Strobel, Global Biologics Development, Bayer Healthcare, Berkeley, CA and Prof. Douglas Clark, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
9:00 AM
The role of cellulose in the mechanism of its hydrolysis by cellulases
Tina Jeoh1, Nardrapee Karuna1, Akshata Mudinoor1, Dr. Maria J. Cardona2 and Jennifer Nill3, (1)Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, (2)Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, (3)Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
9:30 AM
Break, Grand Ballroom Foyer 5th Fl
10:00 AM
Deciphering molecular mechanisms in Family 7 cellobiohydrolases
Gregg T. Beckham, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
10:30 AM
Cellobiohydrolase behavior visualized at the single molecule level
Sonia K Brady1, Dr. Sarangapani Sreelatha2, Yinnian Feng1, Prof. Shishir P.S. Chundawat3 and Prof. Matthew J. Lang1, (1)Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, (2)SMART - BioSystems and Micromechanics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, (3)Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
11:00 AM
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases - microbial power tools
Katja Salomon Johansen, Department of Geoscience and Natural Resources Management, Copenhagen University, Frederiksberg, Denmark
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