JBEI high school interns win two Biotech Partners awards
JBEI partnered with Biotech Partners (BP) this summer for a second year by providing internships to five high school students.
August 17, 2016
JBEI scientists explore novel enzyme for aromatic biofuel synthesis
In a Scientific Reports (Nature) paper entitled “In vitro characterization of phenylacetate decarboxylase, a novel enzyme catalyzing toluene biosynthesis in an anaerobic microbial community”, researchers at JBEI investigated an enzyme that could enable first-time biochemical production of the widely used octane booster, toluene.
August 11, 2016
JBEI participates at “Summer of Synbio”
JBEI collaborated with Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) at the launch of the “summer of synbio” at The Tech Museum of Innovation.
August 05, 2016
NSLC High School Biotech Students Visit JBEI
164 High School students taking part in National Student Leadership Conference’s Biotechnology program visited JBEI for a series of lab tours, bioenergy overviews and career explorations in July and August.
August 04, 2016
High School Summer Research Program Seeks to Foster Diversity in Science
The iCLEM program provides Bay Area high school students with hands-on experience in the lab and guidance for continuing a career in science.
August 04, 2016
Using hydrogen sulfide and CO2 to drive production of renewable fuels and chemicals
JBEI scientists demonstrate a biological approach to convert nuisance chemicals in municipal wastewater treatment (sewage) plants into renewable fuels or chemicals.
August 01, 2016
Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process
JBEI scientists have shown that adding carbon dioxide gas during the deconstruction phase of biofuel production successfully neutralized the toxicity of ionic liquids. The technique, which is reversible, allows the liquid to be recycled, representing a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel production process.
July 21, 2016
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Visits JBEI
Premier Palaszczuk learned about JBEI's research and the collaborative projects with the University of Queensland
June 04, 2016
JBEI's Jenny Mortimer Selected for World Economic Forum Honor
Mortimer is one of 50 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 who has been selected to participate at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, taking place June 26-28 in Tianjin, China.
May 20, 2016
JBEI Scientists Unravel Omics Data Using Systems Biology-Based Workflow To Improve Biofuels Productivity
A workflow was developed to assess and interpret multi-omics data to characterize strain variation in biofuel-producing E. coli.
May 19, 2016