The Metabolic Engineering Conference is a leading conference for sharing the state-of-the-art developments and achievements made in the field of metabolic engineering over the last two years. The theme of this year's conference is biological design and synthesis.
Lynn Preston, Deputy Director of the Division of Engineering Education and Centers of the Directorate for Engineering at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is the recipient of the 2014 D. I. C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical...
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Chemical manufacturing facilities housing green plants perform all of the processes formerly handled by stainless steel equipment. Production is energy efﬁcient, fueled by photosynthesis, as living plants secrete raw materials (e.g., high-purity spider silk proteins) for downstream production and processing. Thanks to Wisconsin-based ag-biotech startup PhylloTech, this surreal vision may not be so far-fetched.
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