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Biomass Energy

Assembly of a Lignin Modification Toolbox
The Climate-Protective Domain
Directed Evolution of Novel Yeast Species
  • Wenger, J., K. Schwartz, and G. Sherlock. “Characterization on the innate xylose metabolic pathway in naturally occurring yeast strains capable of utilizing xylose.” (In preparation, 2009).
  • Kroll, J., J. Piotrowski, K. Chiotti, B. Dunn, G. Sherlock, and F. Rosenzweig. “Directed evolution of interspecific yeast hybrids for improved biomass conversion.” (In preparation, 2009).

Efficient Biomass Conversion: Delineating the Best Lignin Monomer Substitutes

Efficient, Highly Productive Hydrogen Production from Glucose

Microbial Synthesis of Biodiesel
  • Liu, T., H. Vora, and C. Khosla. “Quantitative analysis and engineering of fatty acid biosynthesis in E. coli.” Metabolic Eng. (In press, 2010).
  • Lu, X., H. Vora, and C. Khosla. “Overproduction of free fatty acids in E. coli: implications for biodiesel production.” Metabolic Eng. 10, 333-339 (2008).
Towards New Degradable Lignin Types
  • Morreel, K., O. Dima, F. Kim, F. Lu, C. Niculaes, R. Vanholme, R. Dauwe, G. Goeminne, D. Inzé, E. Messens, J. Ralph, and W. Boerjan. “Mass spectrometry-based sequencing of lignin.” Plant Physiol. (submitted, 2010).
  • Morreel, K., H. Kim, F. C. Lu, O. Dima, T. Akiyama, R. Vanholme, C. Niculaes, G. Goeminne, D. Inzé, E. Messens, J. Ralph, and W. Boerjan. “Lignomics: unraveling collision-induced dissociation pathways of lignin bonding structures.” Anal. Chem. (submitted, 2010).
  • van Parijs, F., K. Morreel, J. Ralph, W. Boerjan, and R. Merk. “A simulation model of synthetic lignin polymerization.” Plant Physiol. (submitted, 2010).


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