The projects of 17 Biosciences Area scientists and engineers received funding through the FY22 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program.
The ABPDU and TeselaGen Biotechnology announced today a partnership to advance fermentation processing for next-generation renewable bioproducts. Under terms of the agreement, ABPDU will deploy the TeselaGen® artificial intelligence-enabled operating system for biotechnology and will use its data acquisition capabilities to organize complex datasets as its workflows scale from early-stage processes and into larger bioreactors.
In the early days of the pandemic, amidst all the uncertainty, one thing was for sure: N95 masks – the personal protective respiratory devices that filter out viruses, bacteria, and wildfire smoke – were in short supply. So when materials scientists Jeff Urban and Peter Hosemann heard that a local HMO needed advice on N95 alternatives, they immediately knew what to do: Make a better mask.
Urban and Hosemann were responding to a Berkeley Lab-wide call for research ideas in support of fighting COVID-19, which ultimately led to their receiving DOE support through the National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory (NVBL), a consortium of DOE National laboratories with core capabilities relevant to the threats posed by COVID-19, and funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The projects of 15 Biosciences Area scientists and engineers received funding through the FY21 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program.
Deepti Tanjore has been selected to be the next Program Head of the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU). She has served as the Interim Program Head of the ABPDU since March 2019. She will also lead the Process Engineering and Analytics Department of the Biological Systems and Engineering (BSE) Division.