Using microbiomes and metabolic engineering to convert the whole plant to fuels and chemicals.
- Cultivating microbiomes to understand lignin modification and depolymerization during biomass deconstruction
- Using microbiomes and novel microbial isolates to understand aromatic uptake and conversio
- Rewiring bacterial metabolism to improve the efficiency of lignocellulose conversion to fuels and chemicals
- Deciphering fungal mechanisms of lignin conversion and glycoside hydrolase expression
- Conversion of CO2 and CH4 to fuels and chemicals
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
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- “Tolerance Characterization and Isoprenol Production of Adapted Escherichia coli in the Presence of Ionic Liquids,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2019)
- “Methyl ketone production by Pseudomonas putida is enhanced by plant‐derived amino acids,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2019)
- “Xylose induces cellulase production in Thermoascus aurantiacus”, Biotechnology for Biofuels (2017)
- “A bacterial pioneer produces cellulase complexes that persist through community succession”, Nature Microbiology (2017)