Biotechnology division

Biotechnology Division

Explores opportunities in this multidisciplinary field ranging from GMOs and probiotics to microbial fermentation and plant cell culture.

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Countries Represented by Members

Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • Outstanding Volunteer - The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipient is Caitlin Clark.
  • Outstanding Service - The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2020-2021 recipient is Devanshu V. Mehta.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Metabolic engineering of Aureobasidium pullulans for enhanced PMA production through overexpressing genes in the rTCA pathway, Zhen Qin, Ohio State University (First Place)
  2. A genomics-based semi-rational approach for expanding the postbiotic potential of collagen peptides using Lactobacilli, Ji-Young Lee, Yonsei University (Second Place)
  3. Citric acid cycle metabolites regulate phosphatidate phosphatase activity from the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, Sagar Pasham, Alabama A&M University (Finalist)
  4. D-allulose 3-epimerase from Clostridia bacterium: a promising biocatalyst for low calorie D-allulose production, Xiaofang Xie, National University of Singapore (Finalist)

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