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news: Life-Saving Dividends for Synthetic Biology Research: Microbial-Based Antimalarial Drug Shipped to Africa
news: JBEI project partner Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College awarded CUNY 2020 Challenge grant
news: How Sweet It Is: New Tool for Characterizing Plant Sugar Transporters Developed at Joint BioEnergy Institute

How Sweet It Is: New Tool for Characterizing Plant Sugar Transporters Developed at Joint BioEnergy Institute

JBEI researchers have developed a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy - an assay that enables scientists to identify and characterize the function of nucleotide sugar transporters, critical components in the biosynthesis of plant cell walls.

July 28, 2014

news: JBEI’s Scheller and Loqué Among Recipients of 2014 R&D 100 Awards
news: The JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research

The JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research

The JBEI GT Collection, the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of plant cell wall biosynthesis, is expected to drive basic scientific understanding of GTs and better enable the manipulation of plant cell walls for the production of biofuels and other chemical products.

June 23, 2014

news: Keasling Wins 2014 Eni Award’s Renewable Energy Prize

Keasling Wins 2014 Eni Award’s Renewable Energy Prize

Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), and pioneer in synthetic biology, has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 Renewable Energy Eni Award for his work on the microbial production of hydrocarbon fuels.

June 04, 2014

news: Joint BioEnergy Institute Names New Chief Science and Technology Officer
news: JBEI's Trent Northen receives DOE Early Career Award
news: JBEI Hosts Students as Part of STEM Career Awareness Day 2014
news: Resistance is Not Futile: JBEI Researchers Engineer Resistance to Ionic Liquids in Biofuel Microbes

Resistance is Not Futile: JBEI Researchers Engineer Resistance to Ionic Liquids in Biofuel Microbes

Michael Thelen, Thomas Ruegg and Blake Simmons, of JBEI’s Deconstruction Division, led the identification of the genetic origins of a resistance to ionic liquids found in a tropical rainforest microbe.

March 26, 2014