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Beyond the Body: Biological Systems for Energy and Environmental Systems
June 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Congressional Luncheon Briefing
In conjunction with House Research & Development Caucus
This briefing covers the current and future role of biology in addressing some of the most pressing energy and environmental issues of our time, such as:
- Accelerating breakthroughs in the conversion of cellulosic or plant fiber into advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals;
- Studying the movement of nuclear and other contaminants underground through soils while developing biological tools for clean-up; and
- Developing a deeper, predictive understanding of key components of Earth systems such as clouds, aerosols, and the carbon cycle.
Director, BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Susannah Green Tringe
Metagenome Program Lead, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Associate Lab Director for Energy and Environmental Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Associate Lab Director for Fundamental and Computational Sciences, Paciﬁc Northwest National Laboratory