Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
For a comprehensive list of projects, see All Projects. You can also search for released data.
Lead Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Michelle O'Malley
This proposal seeks use of EMSL resources to characterize the secreted, multi-enzyme cellulosomes that originate from anaerobic gut fungi. Cellulosomes enable anaerobic fungi to tether different types of biomass-degrading enzymes together for...
Lead Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jay Keasling
Polyketide synthases (PKSs) produce numerous secondary metabolites in soil dwelling bacteria. For over two decades, researchers have known that portions of these enzymes can be recombined to produce modified natural products and other molecules that...
Lead Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Krishna Niyogi
As a core component of a sustainable bio-economy, microalgae have the potential to become a major source of biofuels and bioproducts without exacerbating environmental problems. These photosynthetic microbes utilize solar energy, grow quickly,...