Session 3: Non-conventional organisms and extremophiles in metabolic engineering
Monday, July 25, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Waterbury, 2nd Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Michelle O'Malley - University of California, Santa Barbara and Shota Atsumi - University of California, Davis
Non-traditional host systems provide a diverse genetic background, which can serve as an advantageous production platform for a wide range of industrially-produced pharmaceuticals, biochemicals and biofuels. This session will focus on metabolic engineering efforts in a range of non-model organisms that include but are not limited to fungi, algae, cyanobacteria, and archaea. Sample topic areas of interest include molecular tool development, metabolic flux analysis, construction and analysis of genome scale models, application of ‘omics’ techniques, and production of novel products through pathway engineering. Abstracts that apply these tools to the characterization of non-model microbial consortia are also encouraged.
8:00 AM
Engineering Clostridium thermocellum for hydrogen production
Katherine J. Chou, Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
8:30 AM
Demonstration of natural gas bioconversion to liquid fuels using Methylomicrobium buryatense 5GB1S
Tung-Yun Wu, Matthew C. Siracusa, Jessica Tse-Jin Liu and James C. Liao, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
9:00 AM
Engineering early-branching anaerobic gut fungi for lignocellulose breakdown and bioproduction
Michelle O'Malley, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
9:30 AM
Break Sponsored by YSI Life Sciences, Grand Ballroom, 5th Fl
10:00 AM
Impact of host metabolism and oxygen levels on heterologous pathway engineering for anaerobic 2,3-BDO production in Zymomonas mobilis
Shihui Yang1, Ali Mohagheghi1, Mary Ann Franden1, Yat-Chen Chou1, Xiaowen Chen1, Nancy Dowe1, Michael E. Himmel2 and Min Zhang1, (1)National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, (2)BioEnergy Science Center, National Renewable Energy laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
10:30 AM
Engineering the microbiome for form and function
Cynthia H. Collins, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
11:00 AM
Cyanobacterial chemical production
Shota Atsumi, Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
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