Designing Efficient Metabolic Networks for Biofuels Production Originally delivered Jun 25, 2009 Developed by: SBE - Society for Biological Engineering Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Advanced Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: Biotechnological processes depend to a large extent on the productivity of the organisms used. Recent advances in systems biology and bioinformatics have made it possible to rigorously analyze the functioning of complex metabolic networks using first principles. Such analysis provides a valuable basis for the rational design of metabolic networks as genetic modifications can be predicted that push metabolic capabilities of cells to the theoretical limits. In this presentation we will demonstrate the use of Elementary Mode Analysis to identify all possible pathways that are embedded in a metabolic network and use this information to reduce the metabolic network to the most efficient operation. Several case studies related to biofuels production will show that this rational approach leads to highly productive organisms. Please Note: Audio will start after the first 90 seconds. Presenter(s): Friedrich Srienc Prof. Friedrich Srienc is a faculty member of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St.Paul. He received a doctoral degree in biotechnology from the Technical University in Graz, Austria (1980). After four years of postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena he joined the faculty in Minnesota in 1985. His interests in Biochemical Engineering include cell population dynamics, flow cytometry, polyhydroxyalkanoic acids, and metabolic engineering. His group has...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).