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Biotechnology in the School of Chemical Sciences | SCS Office of Corporate Relations

Biotechnology research in the School of Chemical Sciences: We help to Heal, and Fuel the world.

FUEL - Defining the Future of Energy

Next-generation Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals — Synthetic biology tools such as directed evolution, enzyme engineering, metabolic engineering, and genome engineering are used to design microorganisms for cost-effective production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals from renewable feedstocks. In parallel, systems biology tools such as genomics, metabolomics, computational modeling, and genome-scale modeling are used to understand the biological mechanisms and provide guidelines for synthetic biology efforts.

Illinois Center for Industrial Biotechnology (iCIB) — The center is focused on the development and applications of systems biology, synthetic biology, bioprocessing, and computational modeling tools for cost-effective production of next-generation biofuels and bio-based chemicals from renewable feedstocks.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
106 Noyes Lab
505 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL  61801
Professor Jonathan Sweedler

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jsweedle [at] illinois [dot] edu
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