Jobs — Employment Opportunities at CABBI

From postdoctoral and graduate student researchers, to lab technicians, to other support staff, the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation is looking for motivated team players.

Check out this page frequently for the latest position openings! Queries about job openings may be sent to CABBI Program Manager Elizabeth Murphy, eamurphy@illinois.edu.

Current Openings

Plant Breeding Research Specialist (Illinois)

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY:Conduct and manage research on plant breeding and genetics of perennial grasses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

RESEARCH

  • Prepare and execute experiments on plant breeding and genetics of perennial grasses, especially Miscanthus and sugarcane. Work will be conducted in the field,greenhouse, growth chamber and office.
  • Supervise the cultivation of plants in the field and greenhouse, and propagation of plants in preparation of field trials.
  • Collect data from research experiments; implement high-throughput systems that include designing barcodes, setting up and using Bluetooth enabled measuring devices, and linking the collection devices to tablet computers for in-field data collection.
  • Manage data files and organize completed files on the local area network.
  • Supervise the collection and processing of seed and biomass samples.
  • Coordinate and participate in off-campus field experiments with collaborators.
  • Conduct routine maintenance on field plot research equipment.

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

  • Supervise the hiring and work of hourly employees.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies, equipment, seed, and plants in the greenhouses.
  • Order supplies as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Required  — Bachelor’s degree in biology, agriculture, horticulture or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position.
  • Experience: Required — Three years plant breeding and genetics research experience. Preferred — Five years grass and/or forage breeding and genetic research experience. Experience leading a field crew would be desirable.
  • Training, Licenses, or Certifications: Required — Already have or ability to obtain Ilinois pesticide applicator’s license.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Plant breeding and genetics research. Effective communication, organizational, personal relations, and leadership skills. Ability to work effectively as both a team member/leader and independently with minimal supervision. Preferred —Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of greenhouses, tractors, threshers and small farm equipment.
  • Environmental Demands:Most work will be conducted in field and greenhouse settings. Work may be physically demanding including hot, humid, or inclement weather. Position involves lifting and hauling up to 20 pounds. Lifting, stooping, bending, and walking distances is required.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

APPOINTMENT STATUS: Full-time academic professional, grant-supported appointment renewable annually pending continued funding and satisfactory progress within the position. Qualified individuals will be eligible to receive vacation, sick, and personal leave; retirement through the State Universities Retirement System; and group health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

START DATE: As soon as possible after the close date

TO APPLY: Applications must be received by April 30, 2021. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For further information, please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources, elhanson@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Plant Genetics/Genomics Postdoc (Illinois)

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. The U of I ranks top worldwide in environmental science, computer science, and agricultural science.

The Sacks Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is recruiting one qualified Postdoctoral Researcher through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) to work on research projects within the CABBI Feedstock Production Theme. The postdoctoral position is full-time, one-year duration, with possibility of annual extension, contingent upon performance and funding.

PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY:A postdoctoral scientist with a strong background in plant genetics and genomics is sought to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers. The successful candidate will collaborate with dynamic research teams working on the genetic improvement of miscanthus and energycane as feedstocks for bioenergy and bioproducts. The successful candidate will lead efforts in developing and implementing genomic selection for population improvement of miscanthus populations adapted to different environments including assessment of aerial high-throughput phenotyping to improve efficiency, genetic mapping of miscanthus for abiotic stress tolerances and yield potential, and introgression of desirable genes from miscanthus into sugarcane and learning how such introgressed genes respond to the new genetic background. The candidates will work closely with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and technicians that are focusing on breeding, genetics and genomics, plant physiology, and ecology, which provides a highly collaborative and engaging work environment. We also actively collaborate with researchers in Alabama, Forida, Mississippi, and Wisconsin, so travel and interactions with other research groups is an another exciting aspect of the position. The scientific goals of this position are to understand how miscanthus genes affect yield-potential, regional adaptation and abiotic stress tolerance, the potential of these genes to improve sugarcane, and to develop more efficient methods for genetically improving these biomass/bioenergy crops.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful postdoctoral candidate will have a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, or a related field. Experience in genomic selection, genome-wide association analyses, QTL mapping in biparental populations (especially outcrossed ones), RAD-Seq/GBS, R, and SAS are preferred, as is a proven publication record. Candidates should have great oral and written communication skills. Candidates must be willing and able to participate in field research activities including planting, data collection and harvest. Candidates will be considered if graduation with a Ph.D. is expected by the targeted starting date. Proficiency in spoken/written English is mandatory. The appointment is renewed annually, contingent upon the performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience in relevant research.

START DATE: May 1-June 1, 2021; as soon as possible preferred. Position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references via email to ponte1@illinois.edu. All requested information must be submitted to the above email in order for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Qualified applicants will be immediately reviewed upon receiving the application while the search may continue until the position is filled. Questions related to the positions should be addressed to esacks@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

C4 Bioenergy Crop Photosynthesis Postdoc (Illinois)

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. The U of I ranks top worldwide in environmental science, computer science, and agricultural science.

The Ort Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is recruiting a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) to work on research projects within the Feedstock Production Theme of the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation. The postdoctoral position is full-time, one-year duration, with possibility of annual extension, contingent upon performance and funding.

PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY: A postdoctoral scientist with a strong background in plant molecular biology/protein biochemistry is sought to join a dynamic team of researchers. The successful candidate will collaborate with a vibrant research team working on improving the photosynthetic efficiency of biomass sorghum for enhanced biofuel production. The successful candidate will lead efforts in identifying rate limiting processes in the C4 photosynthetic pathway of sorghum, and designing and building gene constructs optimized for expression in sorghum. The candidates will work closely with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and technicians that are focusing on how sorghum and other C4 bioenergy crops can be optimized to increase productivity and adapted for greater sustainability. As part of a large multi-institutional project, the successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative work environment. The specific scientific goals of this position are 1) to explore the role of rubisco activase in increasing the thermotolerance of C4 photosynthesis in these C4 grasses, and 2) collaborate with those developing models of C4 photosynthesis to test predictions of how rubisco activase may interact with other photosynthetic enzymes to alleviate limitations.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful postdoctoral candidate will have a Ph.D. in plant molecular biology, or a closely aligned field. Experience in plant photosynthesis and protein biochemistry are preferred, as is a proven publication record. Candidates should aspire to great oral and written communication skills. Candidates must be willing and able to contribute their expertise and skills in collaborative projects within the Center. Candidates will be considered if graduation with a Ph.D. is expected by the targeted starting date. Proficiency in spoken/written English is necessary. The appointment is renewed annually, contingent upon the performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience in relevant research.

START DATE: June 1-Aug. 31, 2021; as soon as possible preferred. Position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references via email to ponte1@illinois.edu. All requested information must be submitted to the above email in order for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Qualified applicants will be immediately reviewed upon receiving the application while the search may continue until the position is filled. Questions related to the positions should be addressed to d-ort@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Sorghum Genetics and Genomics Postdoc (Illinois)

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. The U of I ranks top worldwide in environmental science, computer science, and agricultural science.

The Studer lab (https://cropsciences.illinois.edu/people/profile/astuder) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is recruiting a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) to work on research projects within the Feedstock Production Theme of the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation. The postdoctoral position is full-time, 1-year duration, with possibility of annual extension, contingent upon performance and funding.

PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY: A postdoctoral scientist with a strong background in genetics and genomics is sought to join a dynamic team of researchers. The successful candidate will collaborate with a vibrant research team working on altering carbon partitioning in sorghum for enhanced biofuel production. The successful candidate will lead efforts in developing and evaluating novel germplasm created through traditional breeding, transgenic, and genome editing approaches. The candidates will work closely with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and technicians that are focusing on how sorghum can be optimized to increase productivity and sustainability in a Midwest agricultural system. As part of a large multi-institutional project, the successful candidate will be exposed to an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative work environment. The scientific goals of this position are to determine genetic mechanisms, and interacting environmental factors, controlling source-sink dynamics that lead to tissue-specific carbon accumulation.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful postdoctoral candidate will have a Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Genetics, Plant Breeding, or a related field. Experience in techniques including field evaluation trials, high-throughput sequencing data analysis, and basic molecular biology are preferred, as is a proven publication record. Candidates should have great oral and written communication skills. Candidates must be willing and able to participate in field research activities including assisting with setup and maintenance of field sites for breeding nurseries and phenotypic evaluation. Candidates will be considered if graduation with a Ph.D. is expected by the targeted starting date. Proficiency in spoken/written English is mandatory. The appointment is renewed annually, contingent upon the performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience in relevant research.

START DATE: June 1-Aug. 31, 2021; as soon as possible preferred

TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references via email to ponte1@illinois.edu. All requested information must be submitted to the above email in order for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Qualified applicants will be immediately reviewed upon receiving the application while the search may continue until the position is filled. Questions related to the positions should be addressed to astuder@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Postdoc (Iowa State): Ecosystem Measurements and Modeling

Do you love being outside and also love coding? Iowa State University’s Biomass Crop Production and Physiology team (@ISUBiomass) is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in plant or environmental science, computer modeling, and project management to join our CABBI team. Our focus is on measuring and modeling ecosystem services provided by advanced energy crops and the position will be co-supervised by faculty members Emily Heaton and Andy VanLoocke.

The successful candidate will work with our team of academic and commercial partners to measure key attributes of commercial Miscanthus × giganteus fields then incorporate that information into the agroecosystem model AgroIBIS, elucidating not only ecosystem services that can be expected from M. × giganteus but also hypotheses to test for deeper mechanistic understanding of ecosystem function.

Demonstrated programming capacity is essential, as is comfort with working outdoors in field settings. Knowledge of plant and environmental science is preferred. The successful candidate will measure plant, soil, water, and atmospheric attributes throughout the year at both experimental CABBI research sites and commercial fields operated by industry partner AGgrowTech.  This work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English as well as excellent writing skills as demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information of three references to the heaton@iastate.edu and andyvanl@iastate.edu.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Salary will be competitive and includes benefits.

Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is flexible.

Selected publications related to this position (see more by searching Google scholar for Emily Heaton and Andy VanLoocke): 

 

Modeling the Productivity of Biomass Sorghum in the Rain-Fed United States

J Bendorf, A VanLoocke, E Heaton

AGU Fall Meeting 2019

Multi-year and Multi-site Establishment of the Perennial Biomass Crop Miscanthus × giganteus Using a Staggered Start Design to Elucidate N Response

M Tejera, N Boersma, A Vanloocke, S Archontoulis, P Dixon, F Miguez, …

BioEnergy Research 12 (3), 471-483

Economic and water quality impacts of bioenergy crop expansion

A VanLoocke, EA Heaton, M Khanna, KM Ferin, S Acquah

2019 ESA Annual Meeting (August 11–16)

Perennial Vs. Annual Crops: Does Miscanthus Ã— Giganteus Always Improve Soil Health and Water Quality Compared to Zea Mays?.

JE Studt, MD McDaniel, EA Heaton

SSSA International Soils Meeting

Utilizing a cropping system model framework for subfield cost-benefit analysis of variable seeding and nitrogen application rates

G McNunn, A VanLoocke, EA Heaton, M Licht, S Archontoulis

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 3, 108

Targeted subfield switchgrass integration could improve the farm economy, water quality, and bioenergy feedstock production

E Brandes, GS McNunn, LA Schulte, DJ Muth, A VanLoocke, EA Heaton

GCB Bioenergy 10 (3), 199-212

Postdoc (Florida): Plant Genome Editing and Metabolic Engineering

The Plant Molecular Physiology lab at University of Florida, headed by Professor Fredy Altpeter, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate with experience in plant genetic engineering, molecular biology and project management to join our team. The research program focuses on designing feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts using the CABBI “plants as factories” concept.

The successful candidate will apply existing CRISPR‐Cas9 systems to validate targets for crop improvement, develop multiplex genome editing strategies and transgenic approaches for metabolic engineering, and characterize genetically modified events under controlled environment and field conditions similar in scope to our recent publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27306903http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12411/epdf; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12833/full.

Extensive background in molecular genetics is essential, including analysis of RNAseq data, design and construction of complex vectors, plant tissue culture, biolistic gene transfer, molecular and phenotypic characterization of transgenic plants. Knowledge in plant metabolism, physiology and genomic regulation is desirable. This work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English as well as excellent writing skills as demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information of  three references to the PI, altpeter@ufl.edu. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Salary will be competitive and includes benefits.

Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is flexible.

Selected publications related to this position:

  • Parajuli, S., Kannan, B., Karan, R., Liu, H., Garcia-Ruiz, E., Kumar, D., Singh, V., Zhao, H., Long, S.P., Shanklin, J., Altpeter, F. March 21, 2020. “Towards Oilcane: Engineering Hyperaccumulation of Triacylglycerol into Sugarcane Stems.” GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12684. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcbb.12684
  • Kannan, B., Jung, J.H., Moxley, G. W., Lee, S.M. Altpeter, F. 2017. TALEN mediated targeted mutagenesis of more than 100 COMT copies/alleles in highly polyploid sugarcane improves saccharification efficiency without compromising biomass yield. Plant Biotechn. J. (in press). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12833/full
  • Altpeter F. et al. 2016. Advancing Crop Transformation in the Era of Genome Editing. Plant Cell. 28: 1510‐1520. http://www.plantcell.org/content/early/2016/06/22/tpc.16.00196.full.pdf+html
  • Jung, J. H. and F. Altpeter. 2016. TALEN mediated targeted mutagenesis of the caffeic acid O‐methyltransferase in highly polyploid sugarcane improves cell wall composition for production of bioethanol. Plant. Mol. Biol. 92: 131‐142. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27306903
  • Zale, J., J.H. Jung, J.Y. Kim, B, B. Patha, R. Karan, H. Liu, X. Chen, H. Wu, J. Candreva, Z. Zhai, J. Shanklin, F. Altpeter. 2016. Metabolic engineering of sugarcane to accumulate energy‐dense triacylglycerols in vegetative biomass. Plant Biotech. J. 14: 661‐669. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12411/epdf
Ph.D. Student (Florida): Plant Genome Editing

The Plant Molecular Physiology lab at University of Florida, headed by Professor Fredy Altpeter, is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student with experience in plant tissue culture and genetic engineering and molecular biology to join our team. The research program focuses on genome editing and metabolic engineering of sugarcane to improve crop performance and quality.

The successful candidate will apply existing CRISPR‐Cas9 systems to validate targets for crop improvement, develop genome editing strategies that do not leave a transgenic footprint in vegetatively propagated sugarcane, and characterize genetically modified events similar in scope to our recent publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27306903http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12411/epdf; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12833/full.

Hands-on experience with plant tissue culture and genetic transformation is essential. The ideal candidate will also be experience with vector construction, molecular and phenotypic characterization of transgenic plants. This work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English as well as excellent writing skills as demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.

Please email your resume, cover letter, GRE scores, GPA, and contact information of  three references to the PI, altpeter@ufl.edu. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Stipend will be competitive and includes benefits.

Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is flexible.

Selected publications related to this position:

  • Parajuli, S., Kannan, B., Karan, R., Liu, H., Garcia-Ruiz, E., Kumar, D., Singh, V., Zhao, H., Long, S.P., Shanklin, J., Altpeter, F. March 21, 2020. “Towards Oilcane: Engineering Hyperaccumulation of Triacylglycerol into Sugarcane Stems.” GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12684. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcbb.12684
  • Kannan, B., Jung, J.H., Moxley, G. W., Lee, S.‐M. Altpeter, F. 2017. TALEN mediated targeted mutagenesis of more than 100 COMT copies/alleles in highly polyploid sugarcane improves saccharification efficiency without compromising biomass yield. Plant Biotechn. J. (in press). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12833/full
  • Altpeter F. et al. 2016. Advancing Crop Transformation in the Era of Genome Editing. Plant Cell. 28: 1510‐1520. http://www.plantcell.org/content/early/2016/06/22/tpc.16.00196.full.pdf+html
  • Jung, J. H. and F. Altpeter. 2016. TALEN mediated targeted mutagenesis of the caffeic acid O‐methyltransferase in highly polyploid sugarcane improves cell wall composition for production of bioethanol. Plant. Mol. Biol. 92: 131‐142. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27306903
  • Zale, J., J.H. Jung, J.Y. Kim, B, B. Patha, R. Karan, H. Liu, X. Chen, H. Wu, J. Candreva, Z. Zhai, J. Shanklin, F. Altpeter. 2016. Metabolic engineering of sugarcane to accumulate energy‐dense triacylglycerols in vegetative biomass. Plant Biotech. J. 14: 661‐669. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12411/epdf