Engineering Solar-Powered Bacterial Communities for Flexible Production of Fuels and Bioplastics.
Danny Ducat Michigan State University, the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and MSU-DOE Plant Laboratory.
The emerging "Green Economy" holds the promise of harnessing photosynthetic organisms for sustainable production of commodity goods (e.g., biofuels and plastics) from solar energy and atmospheric CO2. The potential advantages, and current progress, of using microbial consortia to compartmentalize metabolic reactions for biotechnology applications will be discussed.
The event is free with no registration required and located at MSU's Bioeconomy Institute.