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 2022-2023 recipient is Miles Murphy.
  • Outstanding Service - The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Namrata Karki.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • First: Jiaqi Mi, National University of Singapore: Evaluation of plant protein hydrolysates (PPHs) for fetal bovine serum (FBS) replacement in animal cell culture
  • Second: Varsha Chowdary Anche, Alabama A&M University: Understanding the Role of ATP-Citrate Lyase in Lipid Biosynthesis in Oleaginous Yeast Yarrowia Lipolytica
  • Finalist: Siying Fu, The Ohio State University: The New Generation of Probiotic Product Mitigates Antibiotic Resistance in Host Gut Microbiota
  • Finalist: Sonia Su, Cornell University: Enzymatic remediation of microplastics in food, water, and agriculture

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