From Biochemical Engineering to Synthetic Biology: A Short History of Engineering Impacts on Biotechnology Bailey Webinar Series Originally delivered Sep 27, 2012 Developed by: SBE - Society for Biological Engineering Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Intermediate Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: Harvey Blanch’s 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. He will review the growth and impact of biochemical engineering over the past 70 years, with a focus on the role of genetic engineering and molecular biology in expanding industrial biotechnology. The Society for Biological Engineering presents the Bailey Award each year to an individual who has had an important impact on bioengineering and whose achievements have advanced the profession. Professor Jay Bailey, for whom the award is named, left an educational legacy that touched many modern biochemical and biological engineers in the profession today. The award has been endowed by Cytos Biotechnology and recipients include Terry Papoutsakis, Chaitan Khosla, Harvey Blanch, James Liao, James Swartz, George Georgiou, Robert Langer, Nicholas Peppas, Edwin Lightfoot, and Michael Shuler. The Bailey Webinar Series hosts lectures from each of these award recipients. Dr. Harvey Blanch of UC Berkeley will discuss the role of genetic engineering and molecular biology in expanding industrial biotechnology. Presenter(s): Harvey Blanch Research Interests Current research in the Blanch lab is focused on three areas: Protein interactions: The broad objectives of this research are to develop molecular-thermodynamic descriptions of the behavior of proteins in electrolyte solutions, to provide a framework for the design and optimization of protein separation systems, in particular protein separation by precipitation and protein crystallization. DNA Electrophoresis: By observing single-molecule DNA-polymer entanglements directly as DNA electrophoreses through a capillary, we see that DNA/...Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free SBE Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).