OCTOBER 1, 12:00 p.m., EBB Room 115
At Berkeley, beginning ( ) at in EBB 115, Dr. Xiaoxia (Nina) Lin will discuss "Cellulosic Isobutanol Production Via Consolidated Processing: A Synthetic Microbial Consortium Approach." She will address cellulosic biofuel production through the integration of saccharification and fermentation capabilities to enable one-step bioprocessing, a potential breakthrough technology that can significantly reduce the cost of large-scale production.
Lunch will be served following the talk. Anyone wishing to schedule an individual or group meeting with Dr. Lin either before (THIS LINK to calendar an appointment. Questions can be sent to Shelley Brozenick at firstname.lastname@example.org.) or after the talk ( should go to
Dr. Lin has been at Michigan since 2006, investigating microbial systems, particularly microbial communities, using systems biology and synthetic biology approaches. Among her goals is to engineer microorganisms, most importantly synthetic microbial consortia, to address critical biotechnology applications like sustainable biofuel and chemical production. After getting her degrees at Tsinghua University in China and Princeton University, she completed a synthetic biology postdoc with noted professor George Church at Harvard Medical School.