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Science Names Dueber Lab Top 9 Runner-Up for Breakthrough of the Year

Each year, the staff at Science names a significant scientific discovery as Breakthrough of the Year. This year, the genome-editing technique known as CRISP won the title. Along with the winner, Science names its top runners-up; interestingly, CRISP was runner-up

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Zach Russ Initiated into Siebel Scholars Program Class of 2016

On October 26, 2015 the Siebel Scholars for Berkeley Engineering initiated Zach Russ into the prestigious program’s class of 2016. The welcome lunch was hosted at the Faculty Club at UC Berkeley and was attended by several VIP campus officials

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Cold Spring Harbor 2015 Synthetic Biology Course A Success

As an instructor for Cold Spring Harbor’s 2015 synthetic biology course, Professor John Dueber led a group of research scientists, students, post docs, and other professors to learn more about cutting-edge modular cloning strategy. The class focused on Golden Gate strategy

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Dueber GSR Zach Russ Receives Siebel Scholar Award

Dueber Lab graduate student Zachary Russ (photo below) has been chosen to receive a Siebel Scholar Award for the 2015-2016 school year. This award covers a year’s worth of salary and covers all tuition fees. The Siebel Scholars program was

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An enzyme-coupled biosensor enables (S)-reticuline production in yeast from glucose

Nature Chemical Biology DeLoache, W.C., Russ, Z.N., Narcross, L., Gonzales, A.M., Martin V.J.J., Dueber, J.E. Abstract Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) are a diverse family of plant-specialized metabolites that include the pharmaceuticals codeine and morphine and their derivatives. Microbial synthesis of BIAs

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A Highly-characterized Yeast Toolkit for Modular, Multi-part Assembly

ACS Synthetic Biology Lee, M.E., DeLoache, W.C., Cervantes, B., Dueber, J.E. Abstract Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an increasingly attractive host for synthetic biology because of its long history in industrial fermentations. However, until recently, most synthetic biology systems have focused on

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Employing a combinatorial expression approach to characterize xylose utilization in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

 Metabolic Engineering Latimer, L.N., Lee, M.E., Medina-Cleghorn, D., Kohnz, R.A., Nomura, D.K., Dueber, J.E. Abstract Fermentation of xylose, a major constituent of lignocellulose, will be important for expanding sustainable biofuel production. We sought to better understand the effects of intrinsic

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ABC 7 News: Feature on Dueber Indigo Research

ABC 7 news covered John Dueber’s indigo greener blue jeans project. The filming crew came to the lab, talked with John, and observed students’ research. Check out the video below!

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PBS: This Genetically Modified Yeast Can Now Brew Morphine

John Dueber talked with PBS KQED about his modified yeast research project. Check out the full article below!

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Dueber Lab 2015 Commencement Celebrations

On May 18, 2015, the Dueber Lab graduated two undergraduate students and one graduate student during Bioengineering’s 2015 commencement celebrations. Undergraduates Arthur Fong and Shyam Bhakta (above left) each received a B.S. in Bioengineering during the morning ceremony. Both Arthur

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