EBI Personnel Directory Kuchenreuther, Jon

Biomass Depolymerization

Jon Kuchenreuther

kuchenreuther@berkeley.edu.

 

 

Program(s)

Enhanced Conversion of Lignocellulose to Biofuels: Bioprocess Optimization from Cellulose Hydrolysis to Product Fermentation

This program is developing new experimental systems to study cellulosome degradation of cellulosic biomass. This includes discovering new thermophilic organisms as enzyme sources and/or for biofuel production, protein engineering and kinetic modeling of improved cellulases, cellular engineering for improved solvent tolerance, and bioprocess engineering to optimize fermentation. The team seeks to understand the regulation of cellulosome composition, expression and assembly; probe activities of various cellulosomal components and assemblies; and identify dynamics of lignocellulosic degradation by using single molecule and atomic force microscopy.