Yearly Archives: 2014

The Dueber Lab develops strategies for introducing designable, modular control over living cells.  We are particularly interested in generating technologies for improving engineered metabolic pathway efficiency and directing flux. Our projects have applications in the development of biofuels, specialty chemicals,

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Cell-free protein synthesis: Search for the happy middle

Biotechnology Journal Russ, Z.N., Dueber, J.E. Abstract Cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) is a versatile technique gaining popularity because it allows researchers access to on-demand production of proteins. This Commentary by Zachary Russ and John Dueber discusses the latest research article

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Dueber Lab receives Bakar Fellowship!

Dr. Dueber is now one of only five chosen to be a 2014 – 2015 Bakar Fellows. This prestigious award was given on behalf of Dueber Lab’s work with Indigo and the Greener Blue Jeans project. The Bakar Fellows Program offers

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Congratulations Class of 2014–Go Bears!

Congratulations to all the amazing Bioengineering graduates. Commencement took place Sunday, May 18th, and Dueber Lab is so proud of our graduates!

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Congrats to Will, Bernardo, and Ramya for their accomplishments at the SynBERC Retreat!

Congratulations to Will for winning the SynBERC poster award, and to Bernardo and Ramya for receiving honorable mention. Thank you for all your hard work; Dueber Lab is proud!

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Ryan Protzko has won the NSF Fellowship!

Ryan will be receiving the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Great work Ryan!

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Avoidance of Truncated Proteins from Unintended Ribosome Binding Sites within Heterologous Protein Coding Sequences

ACS Synthetic Biology Whitaker, W. R., Lee, H., Arkin, A. P., Dueber, J.E. Abstract Genetic sequences ported into non-native hosts for synthetic biology applications can gain unexpected properties. In this study, we exploredsequences functioning as ribosome binding sites (RBSs) within

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Dueber Lab welcomes new Postdoctoral Fellow, David Stanley!

Dueber Lab is excited to give a warm welcome to our new Postdoc, David Stanley, who is joining the lab in April. David, a UCSF PhD graduate, has much to offer the lab and we are delighted to get to work!

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Congratulations to Ramya Prathuri for her Grand Prize-winning poster at IBE in Kentucky!

Ramya Prathuri spoke on behalf of iGEM presenting a poster at IBE’s annual conference in Lexington, Kentucky on March 7th and won the Grand Prize for Undergraduate postering. Great work Ramya!

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Identification and characterization of a galacturonic acid transporter from Neurospora crassa and its application for Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation processes

Biotechnology for Biofuels Benz JP1, Protzko RJ, Andrich JM, Bauer S, Dueber JE, Somerville CR. Abstract BACKGROUND: Pectin-rich agricultural wastes potentially represent favorable feedstocks for the sustainable production of alternative energy and bio-products. Their efficient utilization requires the conversion of

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