360 Industrial Applications of Metabolic Engineering

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Continental 6 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Biosynthesis of fossil fuel substitutes and pharmaceuticals represents an extreme engineering challenge, demanding the invention of new technologies to achieve high producing strains that can be scaled-up to industrial fermentation. New technologies include, but are not limited to 1) design and control of metabolic pathways at the DNA, RNA, and protein levels, 2) modeling approaches for improving pathway flux or production strain characteristics, 3) engineered biosensors, 4) automated cloning and strain development technologies, 5) novel directed evolution strategies for improved enzyme and pathway performance, and 6) improved strategies for overcoming problems related to scale-up. Papers describing the successful demonstration of microbe, pathway, and enzyme engineering strategies to enable or enhance production of fuels, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals for potential industrial applications are particularly encouraged.


Tae Seok Moon
Email: tsmoon@seas.wustl.edu

Cong T. Trinh
Email: ctrinh@utk.edu

12:30 PM
(360a) Screening for Promising Microorganism-Produced Bio-Chemicals
Wenzhao (Tony) Wu, Matthew Long, Jennifer Reed and Christos T. Maravelias

12:48 PM
(360b) Acceleration of Microbial Metabolic Engineering with Crispri
Brady F. Cress, Krystyna K. Farrell, J. Andrew Jones, Robert J. Linhardt and Mattheos A.G. Koffas

1:06 PM
(360c) Enhancing Pathway Synthesis Using Genetic Information
Sara Amin, Venkatesh EndalurGopinarayanan, Nikhil U. Nair and Soha Hassoun

1:42 PM
(360e) Metabolic Engineering for the Production of Medium Chain Fatty Acids and Alcohols in Escherichia coli
Christopher R. Mehrer, Nestor J. Hernandez-Lozada, Rung-Yi Lai and Brian F. Pfleger

2:00 PM
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