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Title: Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology (LBNL Science at the Theater)

Abstract

Jay Keasling, co-leader of Berkeley Lab's Helios Project, is a groundbreaking researcher in the new scientific field of synthetic biology. In Helios, he directs the biology program, incorporating a range of approaches to increasing the efficacy and economy of plants and cellulose-degrading microbes to make solar-based fuels. He is a UC Berkeley professor of Chemical and Bioengineering, and founder of Amyris Biotechnologies, a company that was honored as a Technology Pioneer for 2006 by the World Economic Forum. Keasling has succeeded in using synthetic biology to develop a yeast-based production scheme for precursors of the antimalarial drug artemisinin in work funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Friends of Science: Chabot Space and Science Center; The Exploratorium; Lawrence Hall of Science; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; University of California - Berkeley, Albany High School Science Dept; Berkeley High School Science Dept; Oakland High School Science Dept
OSTI Identifier:
1007521
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Science at the Theater Lecture Series, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, presented on June 04, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BIOLOGY; ECONOMICS; PRODUCTION; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; RENEWABLE ENERGY; NUCLEAR ENERGY; BIOFUELS; WIND ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Keasling, Jay. Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology (LBNL Science at the Theater). United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Keasling, Jay. Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology (LBNL Science at the Theater). United States.
Keasling, Jay. Mon . "Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology (LBNL Science at the Theater)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1007521.
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abstractNote = {Jay Keasling, co-leader of Berkeley Lab's Helios Project, is a groundbreaking researcher in the new scientific field of synthetic biology. In Helios, he directs the biology program, incorporating a range of approaches to increasing the efficacy and economy of plants and cellulose-degrading microbes to make solar-based fuels. He is a UC Berkeley professor of Chemical and Bioengineering, and founder of Amyris Biotechnologies, a company that was honored as a Technology Pioneer for 2006 by the World Economic Forum. Keasling has succeeded in using synthetic biology to develop a yeast-based production scheme for precursors of the antimalarial drug artemisinin in work funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.},
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