640 Metabolic Engineering of Photosynthetic/Non-Model Organisms

Thursday, November 20, 2014: 8:30 AM
214 (Hilton Atlanta)
Non-traditional hosts systems provide a diverse genetic background, which can serve as an advantageous production platform for a wide range of pharmaceuticals, biochemicals and biofuels. This session will focus on metabolic engineering efforts in a range of non-model organisms that include but are not limited to plants, fungi, algae, cyanobacteria, and archaea. Sample topic areas of interest include molecular tool development, metabolic flux analysis, construction and analysis of genome scale models, application of ‘omics’ techniques, and production of novel products through pathway engineering.

BioFuels (T4F)

David R. Nielsen
Email: David.R.Nielsen@asu.edu

Michelle A. O'Malley
Email: momalley@engineering.ucsb.edu

8:30 AM
(640a) Evolutionary Refinement of a Horizontally-Transferred Pathway in Methylobacterium Species
Joshua K. Michener, Aline A. Camargo Neves, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Françoise Bringel and Christopher J. Marx

8:48 AM
(640b) Development of a Generalized Platform to Produce Value-Added Chemicals from Lignocellulose
William R. Henson, Soo Ji Kim, Shreya Srivastava, Kun Joo Park and Tae Seok Moon

9:06 AM
(640c) Computations-Driven Optimization of Alkane Production in Synechocystis Sp. PCC 6803
Rajib Saha, Bertram M. Berla, Himadri B Pakrasi and Costas D. Maranas

9:24 AM
(640d) Development of an Engineered Cyanobacterial Bio-Refinery for D-Lactate Production
Whitney Hollinshead, Arul Varman, Le You, Yi Yu, Zachary Hembree and Yinjie J. Tang

9:42 AM
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