Seminar-Development and application of genetic tools in non-model microbes

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
presents a seminar by:
Dr. Adam Guss
Genetic and Metabolic Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
entitled:
Development and application of genetic tools in non-model microbes

Genetic modification or microorganisms is a critical approach for understanding gene function and engineering new functions, with applications ranging from fundamental science, to medical research, to bioengineering. While robust genetic tools exist for model microbes such as Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, tools are often under-developed or completely lacking in non-model microbes. Here, I will describe our approach to developing genetic transformation methods for diverse bacteria, as well as the development of simple and efficient methods for inserting DNA into the target organism’s chromosome. Finally, I will present applications of these tools in the engineering of non-model bacteria to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks.

Sponsored by:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:
Life Sciences Centre, LSC 3
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Hosted by
Dr. Lindsay Eltis