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Beyond the Body: Biological Systems for Energy and Environmental Systems

June 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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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.

Moderator:
Paul Gilna
Director, BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Presenters:
Tim Donohue
Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Susannah Green Tringe
Metagenome Program Lead, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Martin Keller
Associate Lab Director for Energy and Environmental Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Doug Ray
Associate Lab Director for Fundamental and Computational Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Details

Date:
June 4, 2014
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer

Energy Sciences Coalition
Website:
http://www.aps.org/policy/tools/coalitions/esc/

Venue

Rayburn House Office Building
200 D St SW
Washington, DC , 20024 United States
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Website:
http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-buildings/rayburn-house-office-building
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Discoveries and Innovations from NSF Research

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