MWV Episode 59 - Anne K. Jones - Cyanobacteria's Potential as a Fuel Product

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
In episode 59 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 17, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Anne Jones, D. Phil., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, about why her research into harvesting excess light energy has promising potential as an energy alternative. Anne explains why photosynthesis is an...

Green Revolution: Biomass

submitted by: nsf

Explore how different types of biomass can be used to produce fuel. One researcher is building reactors to grow algae used to create biofuel. Another studies how leafcutter ant colonies break down biomass in order to solve a different biofuel problem: conversion of cellulose in plants to a fermentable sugar used to make ethanol. Finally, an engineer shows us how his lab uses chemistry and heat to turn sawmill waste into bio-oil and gasoline.

MICW - Assembly Quality Evaluation: Alex Sczyrba

submitted by: JGI

DOE JGI's Alex Sczyrba on "Evaluation of the Cow Rumen Metagenome" and "Assembly by Single Copy Gene Analysis and Single Cell Genome Assemblies" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

Jim Tiedje at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Jim Tiedje of Michigan State University on "Tackling Metagenomics' Largest Challenge: The Great Prairie Project" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

Zhong Wang at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

DOE JGI's Zhong Wang on "Massive Discovery of Biomass Degrading Genes and Genomes in Rumen" at the 6th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

Tom Juenger at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Tom Juenger of the University of Texas at Austin on "The Physiological Changes of Panicum: Exploring Switchgrass Responses to Climate Change" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

Dan Distel at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Dan Distel of Ocean Genome Legacy on "How to Eat a Wooden Ship: A Genomic View of Wood-Eating Bacterial Endosymbiosis in the Shipworm Bankia setacea" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

Tissue Culture of Jatropha curcas

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the project done to develop tissue culture protocol for the mass propagation of high oil-yielding varieties of Jatropha adaptable to the Philippines. Specifically, the project determined the following: (1) sterilization scheme for tissues for culture, (2) best/most responsive tissue/explant for culture, (3) appropriate medium for callus formation, shoot induction and rooting, (4) incubation or culture conditions (light, temperature, photoperiod) for growth and development of...

Pam Silver at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Pam Silver of Harvard University on "Designing Biological Systems for Sustainability and Programmed Environmental Interface" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011.

Jim Bristow at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

DOE JGI Deputy Director Jim Bristow on the Community Sequencing Program at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy and Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011.