Navigation Links
Department of Energy Funds SRI to Enhance Bioinformatics Tools for Renewable Energy Research
Date:1/26/2011

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today it has been awarded a grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its MetaCyc database and enhance its Pathway Tools software. This project will give SRI's bioinformatics tools even greater utility in the emerging area of bioenergy, or renewable energy derived from biological sources.  

SRI will expand its MetaCyc database to include energy-related metabolic pathways and enzymes associated with lignocellulosic biomass degradation, hydrogen production, and microalgae oil production. This expansion will allow the Pathway Tools software to recognize bioenergy-related pathways in sequenced microbes, resulting in more accurate metabolic pathway reconstructions, and enabling scientists to develop new ways to produce fuel and other valuable products from biomass and microorganisms.

"Expanding our use of renewable energy resources, such as biomass, is currently a major challenge facing society," said Peter Karp, Ph.D., director, Bioinformatics Research Group in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI. "Designing optimal new pathways for desired chemical products, such as biofuels, is a challenging problem for metabolic engineers because of the huge space of potential pathways that must be explored. This area is ripe for improved computational approaches."

Pathway Tools software will draw on data in SRI's databases to generate alternative pathways to create a target compound from specified feedstocks. SRI's software will also evaluate each pathway's utility to produce the specified target compounds, thereby allowing researchers to quickly identify and evaluate multiple pathways, design effective research protocols, and shorten development timeframes.

More than 2,000 researchers in government, academia, and industry already use SRI's bioinformatics databases and software tools to acce
'/>"/>

SOURCE SRI International
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2010
2. Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Joins Opening Keynote Line-Up at 2010 mHealth Summit
3. Syracuse University Partners with Arden-Fox to Support the Advancement of Department of Defenses Net Zero Energy Initiative
4. Sangart, Inc. Receives $1.1 Million Grant Award from the United States Department of Defense for Further Development of MP4 Molecule in Trauma
5. Cardon Children's Medical Center Adopts TrueVision 3D Surgical Visualization Platform for Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
6. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2010
7. Trius Therapeutics Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Contract to Develop Novel Antibiotics
8. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Keynote to Open 16th Biodetection Technologies Conference Next Month in Arlington, VA
9. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2010
10. Palmer Labs Awarded U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Algae Biofuel Research
11. Defense Department to Support Fragile X Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... over 60,000 customers across the globe, ISN improves the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor ... 60,000 safe and reliable contractors in over 80 countries. ... ... Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers In More Than ... Headquartered in Dallas, TX , ISN has additional offices in ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... fluid applications and designed for continuous operation up to 1500 bar. The sanitary ... safety, efficiency, and preventing toxic contamination. , The Pony™ NS2006L homogenizer is an ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... (Q2 2015: +14% CER / 20% of sales) led the regional performance ... , as well as solid contributions from Korea, India ... Middle East / Africa (Q2 ... , Turkey and the United Kingdom ... 11%, excluding U.S. HPV sales, on demand across all customer classes. The top ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Research and Markets ... the "Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - 2025" ... Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - 2025, report provides ... market. With the blockbuster biologics losing patent protection ... are being viewed as viable substitutes to the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3GEA Announces the Pony™ NS2006L… a Self-contained, High Pressure Lab Homogenizer for Product Development Ensuring Maximum Efficiency and Safety 2QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 2QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 3QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 4QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 5QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 6QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 7QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 8QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 9QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 10Global Biosimilars Market to 2025: Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs), Insulin, Interferons, G-CSF/ GM-CSF, Erythropoietins and Others 2Global Biosimilars Market to 2025: Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs), Insulin, Interferons, G-CSF/ GM-CSF, Erythropoietins and Others 3
... biologically safer water through point-of-use ... ultrafiltration, ... ),a medical device company, announced today that it will be exhibiting ... Conference and Technical Exhibition in National Harbor,Maryland, July 20th-23rd, 2008. Building ...
... Revenues While Advancing Three Major Clinical Programs, and Securing ... ... Million -, TUSTIN, Calif., July 14 Peregrine,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... ended April 30, 2008. Total revenues for FY 2008,increased 64% to ...
... Raptor,Pharmaceuticals Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP), today ... to the Company,s board of,directors and Stephen C. ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071022/NYM074LOGO ), Christopher M. ... stated, "I would like to welcome Drs. Franklin ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nephros Exhibiting at Maryland Ashe Conference July 20th-23rd 2Nephros Exhibiting at Maryland Ashe Conference July 20th-23rd 3Nephros Exhibiting at Maryland Ashe Conference July 20th-23rd 4Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 2Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 3Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 4Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 5Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 6Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 7Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 8Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 9Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 10Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2008 11Raptor Pharmaceuticals Expands Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board 2Raptor Pharmaceuticals Expands Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board 3Raptor Pharmaceuticals Expands Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board 4Raptor Pharmaceuticals Expands Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board 5
(Date:7/23/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rzzp3v/global_outlook_of ... "Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 " ... The global biometrics market is likely to witness ... owing to the uptake of multiple technologies available. ... enhances the growth of biometrics in existing applications ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... , July 13, 2015 Synaptics ... of human interface solutions, today announced sampling of ... and display driver integration (TDDI) product targeting smartphones ... first to combine Synaptics , best-in-class touch ... display driver technology developed in the company,s Japan ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... July 9, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... human interface solutions, today announced a new ... fully hardware encapsulated fingerprint sensor and matching ... is literally off the grid, isolating fingerprint ... within the fingerprint sensor to provide ultimate ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 3Synaptics Announces Sampling of Second Generation TDDI Solutions 2Synaptics Announces Sampling of Second Generation TDDI Solutions 3Synaptics Announces World's First Match-in-Sensor Fingerprint Authentication Technology 2Synaptics Announces World's First Match-in-Sensor Fingerprint Authentication Technology 3
... A major asthma discovery by a researcher at the ... licensed by MedImmune, a leading innovation-focused biotechnology company and ... the discovery to explore its use in the development ... Under the agreement, MedImmune was granted ...
... The availability of healthy food choices and your quality ... to two studies conducted by researchers at the Johns ... food availability and diet quality among Baltimore City and ... healthy foods was associated with quality of diet and ...
... Cutting edge science has finally put to rest a ... long-romanticized story of a child,s escape from the firing ... Medical School in cooperation with Institutions of ... Sciences (MHRC) have confirmed that human remains found ...
Cached Biology News:La Jolla Institute signs exclusive license agreement with Medimmune on major asthma discovery 2La Jolla Institute signs exclusive license agreement with Medimmune on major asthma discovery 3Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet 2Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet 3UMMS researchers publish DNA identification of czar's children 2UMMS researchers publish DNA identification of czar's children 3UMMS researchers publish DNA identification of czar's children 4
... aptamer screening and binding optimization and built ... on-chip synthesis platform. These microarrays are available ... Microarray Service. Probe Content ... greater than 1500 known aptamer sequences. Add ...
... comprehensive service for custom peptide microarray ... synthesized on Paraflo microfluidic chips for ... serum samples. This comprehensive service includes ... assays using sample(s) provided by you, ...
... screening and binding optimization and built on ... synthesis platform. Thousands of customer specified sequences ... can provide assistance with custom sequence design. ... our comprehensive DNA/RNA Aptamer Microarray Service. ...
... commonly used as a fusion partner when ... GSTTag sequence has been reported to enhance ... solubility of its fusion partners. When expressed ... fusion proteins can be purified with immobilized ...
Biology Products: