Andrew Leakey: A Q&A With CABBI’s New Director

Andrew Leakey: A Q&A With CABBI’s New Director

Andrew Leakey was named CABBI’s Director in late August, succeeding Evan DeLucia. He takes over as CABBI is hitting its stride in Year 3 of a five-year, $115 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Despite the many unusual challenges of 2020, CABBI has...
CABBI Team Sequences Miscanthus Genome

CABBI Team Sequences Miscanthus Genome

­An international research team has sequenced the full genome of an ornamental variety of miscanthus, a wild perennial grass emerging as a prime candidate for sustainable bioenergy crops. The genome project — led by scientists at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and...
Researchers Shed Light on New Enzymatic Reaction

Researchers Shed Light on New Enzymatic Reaction

Researchers have identified key ingredients for producing high-value chemical compounds in an environmentally friendly fashion: repurposed enzymes, curiosity, and a little bit of light. A paper published in Nature describes a study led by Xiaoqiang Huang (pictured), a...