Friday, April 19, 2013

Berkeley Lab's Jay Keasling Wins Johnson Award

Jay Keasling, Berkeley Lab ALD for Biosciences and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has won this year’s Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology. The award, which is sponsored by Pfizer, Inc., was announced at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans. Keasling was recognized for his contributions to the establishment of metabolic engineering strategies and molecular toolboxes that can be used to develop microoganisms for the production of biofuels and other valuable chemical products. Keasling presented an award lecture at the ACS meeting on this topic.

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