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Tilghman to open metabolic engineering symposium, Dec. 7

A one-day symposium on metabolic engineering will take place Friday, Dec. 7, at Lewis Thomas Auditorium 003.

University President Shirley M. Tilghman will deliver the opening remarks at 8:30 a.m., with seven speakers from universities around the country presenting their research during the day. James R. Broach, acting director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, will give closing remarks at 5 p.m.

Metabolic engineering aims at modifying microorganisms through cell analysis and genetic alterations to create desired traits. The combination of cell physiology and genetic alterations introduce metabolic engineering as a major player in functional genomics and drug discovery.

The event is co-sponsored by the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and the Department of Chemical Engineering. For a complete listing of speakers and abstracts, and to register to attend, please visit the event Web page.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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