报告专家：杨悦 博士 Amyris biotechnologies
报告题目： Amyris: From Biotechnology Startup to Successful Renewable Chemical Manufacturer
时间：2014年12月19日 星期五 上午10：00
2001-2007 Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, the University of Michigan.
1997-2001 B.S. Biology, Fudan University, P.R.China.
Scientist | Amyris Biotechnologies | Sep 2011-present
Develop industrial strains for production of biofuel and fragrance products
Metabolic engineering to create Cerevisiae cerevisiae strains to produce biofuel and other products at commercial scale
Led protein engineering projects, and successfully increased the activities of bottleneck enzymes in the pathway.
Employed cutting-edge genome editing technologies to engineer yeast strains, greatly accelerating the development of the new fragrance product.
Championed the development of an automated enzyme evolution platform for Amyris, coordinated a cross-functional team: biology, automation, analytics and bioinformatics.
Other relevant experience
Personnel manager from 2012-now
Supported business development opportunities: generated quarterly technical reports for business partners, performed technical training for a business department intern, real-time translation for Amyris’ business team
Postdoctoral Research Associate | Michigan State University | 2007- 2011
Identification of a novel gene required for proper chloroplast distribution in plant cells; a process essential for maximizing photosynthetic efficiency.
Determine the DnaJ-like co-chaperon function of ARC6, and characterize its interaction with other proteins in the process of chloroplast division.
Graduate student | University of Michigan 2001-2007
Cloning and functional characterization of novel enzymes from methyltransferase and esterase gene families in Arabidopsis thaliana
Biochemical and functional characterization of enzymes involved in plant hormone modification and plant innate immunity.