Month Flat Week Day

Mon. 10 Sep, 2012

Seminar - Tony Bacic: Grass cell walls: Investigating the molecular mechanism of (1,3;1,4)-?-D-glucan biosynthesis

Mon. 10 Sep, 2012 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker:
Professor Tony Bacic
Univ. of Melbourne, Australia

Title: Grass cell walls: Investigating the molecular mechanism of (1,3;1,4)-?-D-glucan biosynthesis

Place:
KB3B3, KBC

Seminar - Jaime Barros-Rios

Mon. 10 Sep, 2012 15:00 - 16:00
UPSC Seminar

Speaker:
Jaime Barros-Rios


Title: Effects of divergent selection for diferulates on cell wall composition, biodegradability, and stem borers resistance in maize

Place: Lilla hörsalen, KBC, KB3A9

Tue. 11 Sep, 2012

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 12 Sep, 2012

Seminar - Wilfred Vermerris: Modifying cell wall composition to enhance the production of biofuels and nanomaterials

Wed. 12 Sep, 2012 10:00 - 11:00

UPSC Seminar

Speaker:
Dr. Wilfred Vermerris
Department of Microbiology & Cell Science
University of Florida Genetics Institute
Gainesville, FL, USA

Title:

Modifying cell wall composition to enhance the production of biofuels and nanomaterials


Place:
Lilla hörsalen, KB3A9, KBC

Host: Hannele Tuominen

The production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass is affected by the chemical composition of the cell wall. Lignin content and subunit composition appear to be of particular importance. We have generated and studied several different classes of cell wall mutants of maize and sorghum to define how variation in lignin composition impacts biomass conversion, to identify the underlying genes, and to explain the biochemical basis of enhanced conversion using fluorescently labeled cellulases. The success of the bio-economy also depends on economic and environmental sustainability. I will highlight how the waste stream of the biorefinery can be used to produce nanomaterials as high-value co-products that have the potential to offset the cost of biofuel production.

Thu. 13 Sep, 2012

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Fri. 14 Sep, 2012

Dissertation - Lorenz Gerber

Fri. 14 Sep, 2012 10:00 - 11:00
MSc Lorenz Gerber, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology is defending his dessertation thesis.

Title: Cell Wall Chemotyping for Functional Genomics. Applications of Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry.
Opponent: Professor Shawn Mansfield, Department of Wood Science, The University of British Columbia, UBC, Canada
When and Where: 2012-09-14 10:00, Umeå, KB3A9, KBC huset, Umeå universitet



Sat. 15 Sep, 2012

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Sun. 16 Sep, 2012

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