2019 Publications

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Roxane Raulo, Egon Heuson, Ali Siah, Vincent Phalip and Renato Froidevaux
Innovative microscale workflow from fungi cultures to Cell Wall-Degrading Enzyme screening
Cultivations were done directly using shredded wheat straw as raw substrate in a submerged manner, proving the ability of the equipment to run accurate cultivations on such complex material with some advantages compared to the current flask cultures method (i.e. more conditions screened, less amount of substrate needed, better activities).
Microbial Biotechnology, April 2019; DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13405
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Maren Wehrs, Deepti Tanjore, Thomas Eng, Jeff Lievense, Todd R. Pray, and Aindrila Mukhopadhyay
Engineering Robust Production Microbes for Large-Scale Cultivation
Strain engineering inthe laboratory often does not consider process requirements in larger-scale bioreactors. Systems and synthetic biology can be applied to design microbial strains that allow reliable and robust production on a large scale.Commercial microbial platforms should be selected and developed based on their relevance to final process goals.
Trends in Microbiology, 2019 (TIMI 1664 No. of Pages 14), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2019.01.006
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J. T. Boock, A. J. E. Freedman, G. A. Tompsett, S. K. Muse, A. J. Allen, L. A. Jackson, B. Castro-Dominguez, M. T. Timko, K. L. J. Prather & J. R. Thompson
Engineered microbial biofuel production and recovery under supercritical carbon dioxide
Culture contamination, end-product toxicity, and energy efficient product recovery are long-standing bioprocess challenges. The solution - a high-pressure fermentation strategy, coupled with in situ extraction using the abundant and renewable solvent supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2), which is also known for its broad microbial lethality.
Nature Communications (2019) 10:587, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08486-6
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