Plantae Presents Special Event: Claudia Vickers and Guillaume Barbier
Special Event: Plant Synthetic Biology
March 31 – 4pm EDT, 9pm BST, Thursday April 1, 7am in Sydney
Claudia Vickers. Making plant natural products economically viable: Synthetic biology tools for metabolic engineering of isoprenoids in microbes
Claudia Vickers is Director of the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform at CSIRO (Australia’s national research agency). Her early research interests spanned crop plant engineering, abiotic stress and volatile isoprenoids. More recently she has focussed on metabolic regulation of isoprenoids in plants and microbes, and on developing synthetic biology tools for rational re-engineering of metabolism. She was founding President of Synthetic Biology Australia and is on the Executive of the International Society for Terpenoids (TERPNET). She is a Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Fellow and she co-chairs the World Economic Forum Synthetic Biology Future Council. She serves on editorial boards for eight international journals and has Adjunct Professor roles at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.
Guillaume Barbier: Engineering of biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable agriculture
Guillaume Barbier received his PhD at Michigan Technological University and carried out postdoctoral research with Andreas Weber and Ian Small. He has expertise in protein expression systems and metabolic engineering and worked at several companies including Novozymes (2011-2018). Since 2018 he has been the Biofertility program director; Nitrogen fixation, at Joyn Bio, Boston, MA.
This webinar is freely available thanks to the support of the American Society of Plant Biologists. Join today.