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Iowa State University conference examines developing bioeconomy
Date:9/18/2007

information is at https://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/bio2007/quickregister.html.

Khosla isnt the only big name who will address the conference about the future of the bioeconomy.

J. Craig Venter the scientist who engaged the publicly funded Human Genome Project in a race to map the human genome and who recently announced he had sequenced his own genome will address the conference at 9:15 a.m., Monday, Nov. 5 in Hilton Coliseum.

Venter is founder and president of the non-profit J. Craig Venter Institute and a co-founder of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., in Rockville, Md. The company is using genomics in a variety of ways to design or engineer microbes that can efficiently produce fuels.

Genomics is going to do for the energy and chemical field what it did in the early 1990s for medical biotechnology, Venter told the Washington Post in February.

Also addressing the conference are Jeff Broin, the chief executive officer for the POET biofuel company; Phil Frederickson, the executive vice president of planning, strategy and corporate affairs for the ConocoPhillips energy company; Suzanne Hunt, the bioenergy project manager for the independent Worldwatch Institute that advocates for a sustainable world; and Jeremy Tomkinson, the executive director of the National Non-Food Crops Centre, the United Kingdoms national center for biorenewables.


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Contact: Jill Euken
jeuken@iastate.edu
712-769-2600
Iowa State University
Source:Eurekalert

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