Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jay Keasling Wins Heinz Award

Jay Keasling, Berkeley Lab Associate Director for Biosciences and leading authority on synthetic biology who has who has engineered microbial “factories” to manufacture a frontline antimalarial drug and biofuel substitutes for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, has won a 2012 Heinz Award. Presented by the Heinz Family Foundation, the award carries with it a medallion and a cash prize. Keasling holds appointments with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley and is CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute and director of SynBERC. 

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