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UCI School of Biological Sciences proudly presents
The Allergan Lecture Series in Modern Biology
Join us November 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. for
“Global Implications of the Biofuel Revolution”
Presented by Markus Ribbe, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry,
UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences
Abstract: Imagine using recycled greenhouse gases as fuel for our automobiles. Or illuminating our cities using energy obtained from factory exhaust. With the looming global energy shortage and the need to reduce our national reliance on fossil fuels, biofuel research has enormous potential to revolutionize our world.
Dr. Markus Ribbe, Chancellor’s Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences, will describe his breakthrough research through which bacterial enzyme-based conversion of carbon monoxide could lead to a useful fuel source without the use of corn or other feedstocks.
In this talk, Dr. Ribbe will outline why the world needs a viable biofuel source and explain the process he and his lab team have discovered that could revolutionize the field of alternative fuels.