George McArthur gave a lightning talk at the recent Metabolic Engineering X conference titled "The Impact of Orthogonal Gene Expression on Heterologous Pathway Productivity."
Yu Deng's paper titled "Production of butyric acid by a cellulolytic actinobacterium Thermobifida fusca on cellulose" has been accepted in Biochemical Engineering Journal.
Ms. Emily Miller has started in our group as part of VCU's Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program. One of her first contributions? DNA cupcakes!
Advait's paper on modeling cellulose degradation with Dr. Ryan Senger titled "Designing novel cellulase systems through Agent-Based Modeling and Global Sensitivity Analysis" has been accepted for publication in Bioengineered.
Dr. Fong co-chaired two sessions for the BIOT Division of ACS with Dr. David Hogsett.
Dr. Fong gave a talk on synthetic biology at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 25. It was a great trip with an awesome group in Chile! There is a write-up of the visit here and a second write-up below.
Congratulations to Dr. George McArthur IV who successfully defended his dissertation on April 19, 2013!