New Technologies for Nanoscale Biomaterials Engineering for a Sustainable Future

Corie Ralston, Crysten Blaby-Haas

Protein engineering and genome sequencing have made significant advances in the last decade in both instrumentation and methods, and it is now possible to control pathways in organisms to produce novel biomaterials with deliberately designed characteristics. New synthetic nanoscale biomaterials represent an emerging and versatile solution to many of humanity’s current energy challenges, from carbon capture to water purification to bioplastics and biofuels. This symposium will bring together researchers who design new nanobiomaterials, as well as researchers who develop new methods for biomaterial creation and characterization, to showcase the state-of-the-art possibilities in this field, and to ignite new collaborations.

Symposium Location: B59 – 4102

Symposium Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00 am

Crysten Blaby-Haas & Corie Ralston, Berkeley Lab

9:00 – 9:30 am

Setsuko Wakao, UC Berkeley

9:30 – 10:00 am

Zahra Abdali, McGill University

10:00 – 10:30 am
10:30 – 11:00 am

Daniel Rosenberg, Berkeley Lab, MBIB

11:00 – 11:15 am

Rebecca Pinals, MIT Picower Institute

11:15 – 11:30 am

Annelise Barron, Stanford University

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Ian Blaby, Berkeley Lab, JGI

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