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Blue-green algae a five-tool player in converting waste to fuel


September 5, 2013

Fuzhong Zhang Fuzhong Zhang, Ph.D., an assistant professor of engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, works with Synechocystis 6803--as well as other microbes and systems--in the areas of synthetic biology, protein engineering and metabolic engineering, with special focus on synthetic control systems to make an organism reach its untapped prowess. Zhang says the biotech world has to overcome several challenges to put the engineered microbes in the applications stage. Full Story

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Washington University in St. Louis

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