Highlights

Year Month Title
2019 August Hydrocarbon Projects –Advanced Biofuels
2019 July CBI Student Videos
2019 July A Closed-Loop Biorefinery using Renewable Deep Eutectic Solvents with Engineered Biomass
2019 July Molecular principles revealed for cosolvent depolymerization of biomass
2019 June Wavelet-based Genomic Signal Processing Locates Centromeres and helps reveal an unidentified CENH3 gene in P. trichocarpa.
2019 June Characterization of a bifunctional C3H enzyme revises the currently accepted model of lignin biosynthesis in model plants
2019 May Differences in S/G Ratio in natural poplar variants do not predict catalytic depolymerization monomer yields
2019 May DOE Office of Science Early Career Awardees in CBI
2019 May Unraveling Complex Gene-Phenotype Relationships using Multi-Phenotype Association (MPA) Decomposition
2019 April 2019 Rutherford Aris Award Recipient
2019 April Annabel Large: Fulbright Scholar
2019 April Creation of a functional hyperthermostabledesigner cellulosome
2019 March Biomass augmentation through thermochemical pretreatments greatly enhances digestion of switchgrass by Clostridium thermocellum
2019 March Critical Review of Plant Cell Wall Matrix Polysaccharide Glycosyltransferase Activities Verified by Heterologous Protein Expression
2019 March BioinformaticResources for PopulusGenome Editing
2019 March Analysis of Lignin Carbohydrate Bonds in Plant’s Lignin Carbohydrate Complexes
2019 February Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Annual Meeting
2018 November Dixon named Fellow in The Royal Society and a Fellow in the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
2018 October 9 CBI Awards
2018 October Highly Cited CBI Researchers recognized by Web of Science
2018 October Early Career Appointee at CBI –Breeanna Urbanowicz
2018 October One poplar 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate (EPSP) synthase moonlight as transcriptional repressor to regulate lignin biosynthesis
2018 September Expressing the Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum pforA in engineered Clostridium thermocellum improves ethanol production
2018 September novoStoic: Pathway design using de novo steps through uncharted biochemical spaces
2018 September Ragauskas receives Full Membership in Sigma XI
2018 September Multiple levers used to overcome recalcitrance of biomass
2018 September Pseudomonas putida’s tolerance to toxic biorefinery waste streams has been improved by 200-fold
2018 September Yellowstone National Park Sampling Trip
2018 August A two-phase model for the non-processive biosynthesis of pectic homogalacturonan polysaccharides by the GAUT1:GAUT7 complex
2018 August CoMet: ExaOpComparative Genomics for CBI on Summit
2018 August Harnessing a P450 fatty acid decarboxylase from Macro coccuscaseolyticus for microbial biosynthesis of odd chain terminal alkenes
2018 July Multiobjective Strain Design: A Framework for Modular Cell Engineering
2018 July Biomass augmentation through thermochemical pretreatments enhances digestion
2018 July Common mutations which improves poor aromatic-degrading enzymes function after transfer into a new bacterial host
2018 June Quantitative proteome profile of water deficit stress in eastern cottonwood (Populusdeltoids) leaves identifies key regulator
2018 June Nanometrologyof biomass for bioenergy
2018 June 2019 DOE Genomic Sciences Program Annual Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting
2018 June CBI Tours
2018 May CBI Annual Meeting
2018 May TNT Cloning System selected as a 2018 R&D Finalist
2018 April Knock-down ofGalacturonosyltransferase-4gene leads to reduction in lignin-carbohydrate crosslinking in switchgrass
2018 April Ragauskas received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
2018 April BRC’s representation at the Lignin Gordon Research Conference
2018 March Consolidated bioprocessing inhibition at high biomass is mostly due to hydrolysis inhibition
2018 March A switchgrass transformation pipeline allowed coordinated construction and screening of over 88 genes
2018 March BESC Special Issue in Biotechnology for Biofuels: Findings and Perspectives from 20+ papers
2018 March 37 Cai awarded Future Technology Leaders Award
2018 March CBI Populusbiomass harvest
2018 March The Nature of the Progression of Drought Stress Drives Differential Metabolomic Responses in Populus deltoides
2018 March Beckham receives the 2018 Beilby Medal and Prize
2018 March Over-expression of poplar Galacturonosyltransferase(GAUT)12 confirms key role in xylansynthesis and recalcitrance
2018 March CBI Field sampling campaign to GWAS site
2018 February CBI researchers to receive recognition at UT-Battelle 2018 Awards Night
2018 February Increased H monomers in lignin change molecular weight, linkages, structure and recalcitrance
2018 February Rapidly identifying new pathways for lignin valorization from non-model microbes
2018 February The first Early Career Appointee at CBI –Davinia Salvachúa
2018 February Jacobson appointed to DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Informatics Advisory Committee
2018 February CBI was well represented at Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) XXVII, January 12-16, 2019. San Diego, CA
2018 February Gene targets found to improve Clostridium thermocellumLL1210 tolerance to acidic pH
2018 January Westpheling elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
2018 January Diel rewiring and positive selection of ancient plant proteins enabled evolution of CAM photosynthesis in Agave
2017 November Combining novel biomass pretreatment with fermentation may overcome the limits on operating high-solids fermentations
2017 November Overcoming Factors Limiting High Solids Fermentation of Lignocellulosic Biomass
2017 September A prototype 96-well plate assay for CBP was developed and validated
2017 September Tuskan, Dixon and Wyman –Highly Cited Researchers for 2017
2017 August novoStoic: Pathway design using de novo steps through uncharted biochemical spaces
2017 August Field-grown miR156 cisgenic switchgrass allows a method for bioconfinementdue to delayed flowering
2017 May BESC Special Issue in Biotechnology for Biofuels: Findings and Perspectives from 20+ papers
2017 April Engineered switchgrass and poplar, downregulated in Galacturonosyltransferase (GAUT)4, have both increased biomass yield and sugar release
2017 April A switchgrass transformation pipeline allowed coordinated construction and screening of over 88 genes
2017 March Increased H monomers in lignin change molecular weight, linkages, structure and recalcitrance
2017 February 4 Consolidated bioprocessing inhibition at high biomass is mostly due to hydrolysis inhibition