Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Visits JBEI

June 04, 2016

The Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI) welcomed the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on June 4. Premier Palaszczuk visited the Bay Area with a contingent of almost 100 Queensland business, industry and community leaders who attended the BIO 2016 conference in San Francisco.

During the visit to JBEI, Premier Palaszczuk was given an overview by CEO Jay Keasling on the institute’s mission and achievements which was followed by presentations on the collaborative projects between the University of Queensland, JBEI and the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Blake Simmons, JBEI’s Chief Science and Technology Officer and Axel Visel, Interim Director of the DOE Joint Genome Institute gave presentations on the current collaborations with the University of Queensland.