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NHB 1.720

United States

September 2019

Seminar: “Metabolic Engineering Strategies for Producing Oleochemicals in Bacteria” by Brian F Pfleger

September 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
NHB 1.720 United States

Finding a sustainable alternative for today‚Äôs petrochemical industry is a major challenge facing chemical engineers and society at large. To be sustainable, routes for converting carbon dioxide and light into organic compounds for use as both fuels and chemical building blocks must be identified, understood, and engineered. Advances in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, and other bioengineering disciplines have expanded the scope of what can be produced in a living organism. As in other engineering disciplines, synthetic biologists want to apply…

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Seminar: “How can particles with a mass fraction of a few parts per billion have such huge health and climate effects?” by Neil Donahue

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
NHB 1.720 United States

Particles concentrate molecules and allow them to have outsized effects once they are large enough to scatter light, activate clouds, and deliver toxicants to the lung. The story of their size and composition is however nuanced and complex.

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Seminar: “Powering the Circular Economy for Fresh Produce: Engineering at Apeel Sciences” by Richard Pattison

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
NHB 1.720 United States

Today, 40% of the food grown goes to waste. Apeel Sciences seeks the advice of billions of years of evolution on Earth to solve this problem. They have developed processes to extract, repurpose, and apply the compounds which plants have evolved to construct barriers that slow the rate of water loss and oxidation. When applied to the surface of fresh fruits and vegetables, the result is a microscopic layer that results in a 2X or more extension in the edible…

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