Chair's Distinguished Lecture
Inaugural Chair’s Distinguished Lecture, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4-5pm.
Physics and Astronomy Building, Auditorium 118 (Reception 3:15 – 4pm)
Dr. Sang Yup Lee
Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dean of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Institutes.
ABSTRACT: Due to our increasing concerns on climate change and other environmental problems, there has been much interest in bio-based production of chemicals, fuels and materials from renewable non-food biomass. Systems metabolic engineering, of which I will briefly review the current status, has been playing increasingly important roles in developing efficient production strains. In this lecture, I will showcase development of microbial strains capable of producing dicarboxylic acids, diamines, aromatics and others including polymers, with a focus on how to develop industrially relevant microbial cell factories for the efficient production of these chemicals and materials. Also, future directions will be discussed.
BIO: Dr. Sang Yup Lee is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dean of KAIST Institutes, KAIST. His numerous awards include the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award.