Dr. Elise Scott is an attorney and Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the project "Biomass Feedstock Legal and Regulatory Challenges: Invasive Species Regulation, Biotechnology Approvals, and Germplasm Control," under
principal investigator A. Bryan Endres. She received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and joined the EBI having completed internships at the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the Champaign County State's Attorney's Office.
Her current work examines the role of contracts in the biomass supply chain, from the specific provisions necessary in agreements landowners negotiate with tenant farmers to more general issues such as semantic barriers which may cause difficulties for parties navigating the emerging biomass market.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, at noon CST in the Institute of Genomic Biology 612 at the UIUC, Dr. Scott will address "Demanding Supply: The Role of Contracts in Biomass Supply Chain Optimization."