PhD Student Wins Biotechnology and Bioengineering Poster Award

August 6th, 2010 by webchair

Pratish Gawand, a PhD student supervised by Professor Krishna Mahadevan, won the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Poster Award at the Metabolic Engineering conference held in Korea from June 13-18, 2010. The poster was entitled “Metabolic engineering strategies for substrate coutilization in Escherichia coli,” and was one of 150 presented at the conference. Gawand’s research focuses on improving the sugar uptake in industrial organisms such as Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae by using genome scale models to identify strategies to develop such organism through genetic engineering.