Upcoming Minisymposium: Frontier Problems and Technologies in Bioenergy and Biodesign

On September 14, 2015, the UCLA-DOE Institute of Genomics and Proteomics will host a 1-day minisymposium on Frontier Problems and Technologies in Bioenergy and Biodesign. The symposium aims to expose the UCLA campus and nearby research communities to important new energy-related research and technology developments. A number of leading investigators will discuss their latest work.

Schedule

(All activities except lunch will be in Boyer Hall 159)

8:30 – 9:00 Meet and greet — coffee and pastries

9:00 – 9:30 Introductory remarks (UCLA – Kelsey Martin 9:00-9:10;
DOE – Roland Hirsch 9:15 – 9:25)

9:30 – 10:00 Intro to UCLA-DOE Institute activities (Sabeeha and Todd)

SESSION ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES:

10:00 – 10:25 James Evans (PNNL, EMSL)

10:30 – 10:55 Petra Fromme (ASU)

11:00 – 11:25 Xijie Wang (SLAC)

11:30 – 12:00 – Posters and discussions

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

SESSION ON MICROBES AND PLANTS:

1:00 – 1:25 Sabeeha Merchant

1:30 – 1:55 Ken Kemner (DOE, Argonne)

2:00 – 2:55 Chentao Lin (UCLA)

2:30 – 3:00 coffee break

SESSION ON BIODESIGN:

3:00 – 3:25 Ron Zuckermann (LBNL)

3:30 – 3:55 Danielle Tullman-Ercek (Berkeley)

4:30 – 5:15 Roundtable discussions – DOE visitors with DOE PI’s

Break

5:45 Depart for dinner

6:00 Dinner

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