Henrique De Paoli
Biological Systems and Engineering
Building: 978, Room 4465D
Mail Stop: 978-4121
Phone: (510) 486-7315
Programs & Initiatives
The major branch of my research focuses on engineering organisms to develop and deploy technologies that minimize our carbon footprint while accelerating biomanufacturing and sustainable agriculture. More specifically, we use: a) automation and synbio tools (e.g., DBTL, CRISPR, IRES) to leverage the economically competitive production of bioproducts in Pichia and Aspergillus, b) X-ray and microscopy approaches to characterize (nano-micro)crystals (e.g., electro-magnetic properties) contrived as biomaterials in duckweed, and c) systems biology approaches to study (de)carboxylation in Arabidopsis as a model system for increased biomass and water use efficiency.
Another significant interest is to serve the scientific community with DNA Design and Build services for successful pathway engineering (explore our capabilities). We develop new technologies and automated pipelines to promote projects from users already engaging with the Agile BioFoundry, the Joint BioEnergy Institute, or interested in collaborating with Berkeley Lab.