Session 7: Metabolic Engineering for Fuels and Chemicals I Sponsored by REG
Monday, July 25, 2016: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Waterbury, 2nd Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Brian Pfleger - University of Wisconsin - Madison and Rachit Jain - GreenLight Biociences, Inc
Metabolic engineering is being applied to increasingly diverse applications in a whole spectrum of organisms that have not been genetically engineered before. All of this work has tremendously expanded the knowledgebase and tools currently accessible for engineering microbes, leading to successful commercialization stories in this field. The two sessions on “Metabolic engineering of fuels and chemicals” will focus on current applications of metabolic engineering to the production of fuels, commodity chemicals, and fine chemicals. The sessions will also highlight novel pathway engineering approaches, industrial successes, and the challenges that currently limit the field.
1:00 PM
Enzyme design and screening to facilitate pathway engineering
Kristala L. Jones Prather, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1:30 PM
Chemical biosensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Gerogia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
2:00 PM
Production of long chain terminal alcohols through the ‘+1’ pathway: combining enzyme engineering, atrain development and fermentation optimization to accelerate development
Chris Stowers1, Mamatha Devarapalli1, Devon Rosenfeld2, Andy Arthur2, Brian Kolthammer2 and Nigel Mouncey1, (1)Bioengineering and Bioprocessing R&D, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, IN, (2)Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, TX
2:30 PM
Break, Grand Ballroom 5th Fl
3:00 PM
Engineering a metabolic platform to support a renewable chemical product pipeline
Andreas Schirmer, Director, Pathway Engineering, REG Life Sciences, LLC, South San Francisco, CA
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