Title: Enzyme Bioprocessing of Lignocellulosic Materials
Speaker: Prof. Michael Ladisch, Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) Purdue University
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Day/Date: Wednesday /June 28th, 2017
Host PI: Prof. Jian-Kang Zhu
Venue: PSC Auditorium
Agricultural residues are a co-product of food production. These lignocellulosic materials provide opportunities for development of cost-effective biological and thermochemical processes for preparation of value added biomolecules ranging from organic acids and monomers, to fuel additives and chemical building blocks for consumer products. This presentation addresses recent developments in knowledge of how plant cell wall constituents and lignin derived molecules affect enzyme catalyzed formation of sugars from cellulose components. An overview of the educational and research programs in LORRE, with a view to future developments in research for transforming cellulosic feedstocks into bioproducts, will also be discussed.