This webinar will focus on how biochemical engineering developed in response to the need for large-scale production of antibiotics in the 1940s and 50s, even though fermentation provided a route to many industrial organic chemicals prior to their production from petroleum.
SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.
The FP&BE division coordinates AIChE's activities in the fields of food, pharmaceuticals, and bioengineering.
The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.
The vast majority of the early societal benefit and commercial success in biotechnology arose from expressing single genes in bacteria and mammalian cells, to manufacture pharmaceuticals.
The recent interest in biofuels has motivated a closer look at microorganisms from extremely high temperature environments, not only for their capacity to deconstruct the carbohydrate content of plant biomass but also for novel metabolic pathways
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources.
Modularity is a highly sought after feature in engineering design. A modular catalyst is a multi-component system whose parts can be predictably interchanged for functional flexibility and variety.
Modern recombinant DNA expression technologies, by definition, challenge cells to engage in unnatural acts; specifically, the production of new types and large quantities of proteins for which the cells have not evolved.
Barry J. Schindler, Esq., of Greenberg Traurig LLP's Patent Prosecution Group, addresses Intellectual Properties Issues for chemical engineers engaged in the business of biomass.
As our concerns on global warming and other environmental problems are increasing, there has been much interest in developing sustainable system for the production of chemicals, fuels, and materials from renewable resources.
The drug discovery process is expensive and often inefficient. With the emergence of genomic and proteomic information, the growth of critical molecular targets is rapid.
Stem cells are defined by their capacities for self-renewal and differentiation into one or more cell lineages, and these processes are regulated by signals from the stem cell microenvironment, or niche, in various tissues throughout organismal de
Bacterial quorum sensing offers an interesting viewpoint from which to study and control cell phenotype.