An Intimate Portrait of Jay Keasling on NOVA’s scienceNOW

February 25, 2011

JBEI’s Jay Keasling is profiled in a segment on NOVA’s “scienceNOW” program for the episode titled “What’s The Next Big Thing?” Keasling explains to program host Neil deGrasse Tyson how the tools of synthetic biology that helped him create an inexpensive microbial-based means of producing the antimalarial drug artemisinin are now being used at the Joint BioEnergy Institute to create new advanced biofuels for replacing gasoline. The interview is an intimate and highly informative look at Keasling and his work. The video will start after a brief promotion for a PBS program.