Characterization of bacterial metabolic diversity in nature, including discovery of enzymes relevant to biosynthesis of fuel-related compounds and environmentally important biogeochemical cycling.
- Development and optimization of pathways for diesel-range methyl ketone biosynthesis in E. coli
- Identification of enzymes involved in biosynthesis of ladderane fatty acids by anammox bacteria
Harry Beller, Director of Biofuels Pathways was one of the interviewees of Chemical & Engineering News cover story about JBEI.
JBEI Researchers Boost Methyl Ketone Production in E. coli
JBEI Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel
- “Investigation of proposed ladderane biosynthetic genes from anammox bacteria by heterologous expression in E. coli”, PLoS ONE (2016)
- “Natural products as biofuels and bio-based chemicals: fatty acids and isoprenoids”, Natural Product Reports (2015)
- “Substantial improvements in methyl ketone production in E. coli and insights on the pathway from in vitro studies”, Metabolic Engineering (2014)
- “Engineering of Ralstonia eutropha H16 for autotrophic and heterotrophic production of methyl ketones”, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (2013)
- “Structure of FabH and factors affecting the distribution of branched fatty acids in Micrococcus luteus“, Acta Crystallographica (2012)
- “Engineering of bacterial methyl ketone synthesis for biofuels”, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (2012)
- “Genes involved in long-chain alkene biosynthesis in Micrococcus luteus“, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (2010)
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