Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological systems, and researchers are using it to solve problems in a wide variety of fields, from medicine, to energy and the environment, to agriculture and beyond. In this Midday Science Cafe, we will hear from researchers making headway in two areas of synthetic biology. First, we’ll learn about the production of biofuels as viable and sustainable fuel candidates and their useful byproducts from Dr. Yuzhong Liu. We will also hear from Dr. Changman Kim about electro-fermentation, a novel technology that can overcome some of the limitations of conventional fermentation, leading to the sustainable production of high-value chemicals used in a variety of industries and products.


Dr. Yuzhong Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, UC Berkeley Joint BioEnergy Institute, Berkeley Lab

Dr. Changman Kim

Postdoctoral Researcher Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit Berkeley Lab