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Bioenergy Center Director Authors Most Cited Articles in ACS Chemical Biology
Published: June 30, 2008
Posted: July 09, 2008

Dr. Jay Keasling, Director of DOEs Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and member of LBNL and UC Berkeley, had the first and fifth most cited articles published in ACS Chemical Biology in the first quarter of 2008. Keaslings review article, Synthetic Biology for Synthetic Chemistry in January 2008 was the most cited and an article by Keasling and other members of JBEI, Addressing the Need for Alternative Transportation Fuels: The Joint BioEnergy Institute, was the fifth most cited. The review article explains the potential for synthetic biology (the design and construction of new biological components and assembly into integrated systems) to aid biofuel and drug production as well as biological remediation of contaminants. The article on JBEI describes the goals of the DOE Bioenergy Research Center and explains the research thrusts on feedstocks, deconstruction, synthesis of next generation fuels, and technology development.

Contact: John Houghton, SC-23.2, (301) 903-8288
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Plant Systems and Feedstocks, Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Research Area: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Research Area: DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC)
  • Research Area: Biosystems Design

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.2 Medical Sciences Division, OBER)

 

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