Understanding how microbial communities deconstruct and metabolize lignocellulose and identify the genes, pumps and proteins responsible for this activity.
- Thermophilic microbial consortia that produce highly effective enzymatic mixture for high temperature biomass deconstruction
- Identification of mechanisms and pathways for depolymerization and bioconversion of lignin
- Understanding mechanisms of ionic liquid tolerance in bacteria and fungi
JBEI researchers developed MaxBin to automatically recover individual genomes from metagenomes using an expectation-maximization algorithm.
Berkeley Lab to Receive $8.6 Million in Recovery Act Funding for “Transformational” Energy Research Projects
- “Substrate-Specific Development of Thermophilic Bacterial Consortia by Using Chemically Pretreated Switchgrass”, Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2014)
- “MaxBin: an automated binning method to recover individual genomes from metagenomes using an expectation-maximization algorithm”, Microbiome (2014)
- “Bacillus coagulans tolerance to 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-based ionic liquids in aqueous and solid-state thermophilic culture”, Biotechnology Progress (2014)
- “Proteogenomic Analysis of a Thermophilic Bacterial Consortium Adapted to Deconstruct Switchgrass”, PLoS One (2013)
- “Community Dynamics of Cellulose-Adapted Thermophilic Bacterial Consortia”, Environmental Microbiology (2013)
- “Thermoascus aurantiacus is a promising source of enzymes for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass under thermophilic conditions”, Biotechnology for Biofuels (2012)
- “Glycoside Hydrolase Activities of Thermophilic Bacterial Consortia Adapted to Switchgrass”, Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2011)