EBI Personnel Directory Skerker, Jeffrey

Biofuels Production

Jeffrey Skerker





Microbial Characterization Facility

A thorough, systems-level understanding of bacterial metabolism, gene regulation, and stress response will help elucidate principles to help rationally engineer bacteria, including Z. mobilis, for improved biofuel production from lignocellulosic sources. Arkin’s program at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will develop a facility to enable automated sample preparation and automated, high-throughput microbial experiments for these studies, applying them to key organisms, starting with Zymomonas mobilis.