Arizona State University: Towards Orthogonal Metabolism for the Biomanufacturing of Small Organic Molecules

Metabolic engineering has endeavored to engineer microbial cells by manipulating the canonical architecture of metabolism, inevitably creating interdependency with native metabolism leading to problematic crosstalk between product-forming and growth-sustaining functions that compete for the same carbon and energy carriers. 

The Gonzalez laboratory has been addressing these shortcomings beginning with engineering of an iterative pathway for the efficient synthesis of longer-chain alcohols and carboxylic acids.  They have also recently created new-to-nature pathways for the synthesis of isoprenoids and polyketides.

In this talk, Dr. Gonzalez will discuss new challenges and opportunities in the development of orthogonal metabolic platforms to efficiently biomanufacture small organic molecules for chemical and pharmaceutical applications.

Lecture by

Ramon Gonzalez, PhD

Professor, Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering, University of South Florida; Program Director, Systems and Synthetic Biology, National Science Foundation

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2-3 p.m.
Biodesign Auditorium

727 E Tyler St, Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Audience: Adult, STEM Professional
  • Genre: Bioscience, Heath & Medicine
  • Type: Presentation

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Jan 12 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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