Our collaborative review titled "Metabolic burden: cornerstones in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering applications" has been accepted for publication in Trends in Biotechnology.
Dr. Fong will be giving two talks at the upcoming Governor's Agriculture & Industrial Biotechnology Conference (vabio.org/event/AgBioConference).
A collaborative paper titled "Do Genome-scale Models Need Exact Solvers or Clearer Standards?" has been accepted for publication in Molecular Systems Biology.
Our paper titled "Systematic analysis of intracellular mechanisms of propanol production in the engineered Thermobifida fusca B6 strain" has been published at Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Our review paper titled "Integrative metabolic engineering" authored by George McArthur, Pooja Nanjannavar, and Emily Miller has been accepted for publication at AIMS Bioengineering.
A collaborative research project with Dr. Christina Tang in our department has been funded. There's a short write-up posted on VCU's website here.
Qiang Yan's review on bacterial chitinases titled "Bacterial Chitinases: Nature and Perspectives for Sustainable Bioproduction" has been accepted for publication in Bioresources and Bioprocessing. This is Qiang's first publication in our group, congrats!
Former lab member, Laura Hayward, is currently in Australia as a Fulbright Scholar. VCU recently published a news article about her here.
We had an opportunity to help with the NASCAR Green Initiative at the recent NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway. Some students were helping to rollout a new carbon calculator that was developed in conjunction with the EPA. Unfortunately the original race day (Saturday) was really rainy, but the students perservered! Here is a link to a news article related to this event.