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Jay Keasling delivers Colburn Lecture

Jay Keasling delivered the Colburn Lecture at the University of Delaware on November 1st. This lecture recognizes outstanding young faculty research accomplishments and is named after Allan Colburn, a leader of the profession who, in the 1930s helped launch the department at U. Delaware by serving as its first chair. Keasling talked on "Remodeling microbial metabolism for synthesis of complex chemicals."

Keasling and his group focus on the metabolic engineering of microorganisms for degradation of environmental contaminants or for environmentally friendly synthesis. They have developed a number of new genetic and mathematical tools to allow more precise and reproducible control of metabolism.

Related sites:

Jay Keasling web site


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