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420 Winthrop Mail Center
420 Winthrop Mail Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
Cambridge, MA 02138
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What I'm currently reading:
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Lynd, Zyl, et al. "Consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic biomass: an update"
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Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2005, 16:577-583
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---This paper gives a pretty good (though non-technical) overview of research into
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consolidated bioprocessing of cellulose into ethanol, and some of the main problems
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as well. If we're interested in looking at fuels, this is definitely a good paper to look at.
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Jeffries, Thomas. "Engineering yeasts for xylose metabolism" Current opinion in biotechnology
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2006, 17:320-326.
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---This paper looks at turning xylose into ethanol via yeasts, and recent results in this field
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of research. If we think we might not want to use bacteria, this is a good overview.
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Sticklen, Mariam. "Plant genetic engineering to improve biomass characteristics for biofuels."
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Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2006, 17:315-319
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--Looks at problems from biomass cellulose, such as lignin, and current research into ways to treat it.
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Also looks at other ways to engineer plants. I think less relevant for us, but still interesting as a way
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for getting a feel of some of the issues surrounding cellulose

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Shaunak Vankudre 420 Winthrop Mail Center Cambridge, MA 02138


What I'm currently reading:

Lynd, Zyl, et al. "Consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic biomass: an update" Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2005, 16:577-583

---This paper gives a pretty good (though non-technical) overview of research into consolidated bioprocessing of cellulose into ethanol, and some of the main problems as well. If we're interested in looking at fuels, this is definitely a good paper to look at.

Jeffries, Thomas. "Engineering yeasts for xylose metabolism" Current opinion in biotechnology 2006, 17:320-326.

---This paper looks at turning xylose into ethanol via yeasts, and recent results in this field of research. If we think we might not want to use bacteria, this is a good overview.

Sticklen, Mariam. "Plant genetic engineering to improve biomass characteristics for biofuels." Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2006, 17:315-319

--Looks at problems from biomass cellulose, such as lignin, and current research into ways to treat it. Also looks at other ways to engineer plants. I think less relevant for us, but still interesting as a way for getting a feel of some of the issues surrounding cellulose

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