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Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

"Synthetic Biology for Biomanufacturing & Human Health" by Vatsan Raman, Biochemistry

Event Details

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7 p.m.
Synthetic biology encompasses understanding & designing biological systems. It builds on advances in molecular & cellular technologies to revolutionize biological engineering. It has the potential to address many of society's grand challenges. This talk will discuss Vatsan’s research on engineering microbes for sustainable production of fuels & chemicals. New approaches to discovering enzymes for bioremediation along with emerging tools to repurpose bacterial viruses will be discussed.