Skip to main content

January 17 Lecture Biofuels and DNA sequencing

On Saturday, January 17 our talk will be given by Nadav Sorek of the Energy BioScience Institute and will be entitled “Biofuels and DNA sequencing: two sides of the same coin?”

LOCATION: 100 GPB (Genetics and Plant Biology Building), UC Berkeley.

Please note that the location of the lecture series has changed!
TIME: 11am-12pm.

The National Institutes of Health have a goal of $1000 to sequence a human genome. Last year in Lima, Peru, 190 countries committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Maybe not intuitively, these two goals are tightly connected.
In the first part of the talk, I will discuss the basics of molecular biology, explaining how we currently understand genetic information. I will also discuss our current energy sources and some alternative, focusing on bioenergy. In the second part, I will connect these two areas, explaining how advances in molecular biology can contribute to the development of alternative energy. 
Nadav Sorek is a post doctoral researcher at the Energy BioScience Institute. As a plant molecular biologist, his research is focused on understanding basic molecular mechanisms that will allow us to unlock the natural potential from plants to enhance and diversify the benefits humanity gets from agriculture.


This free public talk is presented as part of the monthly “Science@Cal Lecture Series”
Event Contact:
Webcast: Webcast. Events are recorded and typically made available a few days after the event.