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    Lecture: Industrializing Synthetic Biology(Amyris, Inc. USA Dr. Lishan Zhao)
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    Lecture:   Industrializing Synthetic Biology

    LecturerLishan Zhao, Ph.D. (赵立山), Amyris, Inc. USA

    Time:       9:00am, May 2, 2018, Wednesday

    Location205 Meeting Room, Administrative building


    Lishan Zhao, Ph.D., received his doctorate from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in the field of microbial pathway engineering and enzymology, a M.S and a B.S in organic chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai. He has approximately 30 peer-reviewed papers on premier scientific journals including Nature, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., and J. Amer. Chem. Soc. He is also an inventor on more than 40 issued and pending patents. Dr. Zhao’s work has received 3900 citations with an H-index of 25.

    Dr. Zhao has over two decades of experience in developing technologies for the cost-effective production of bio-based chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and a proven track record of translating scientific success into valuable technologies and products. He is currently Vice President of Research and Development at Amyris. Over the past ten years, Dr. Zhao has led a multidisciplinary R&D team and developed numerous innovative technologies that enabled the establishment of Amyris’ synthetic biology platform and commercial-scale production of semi-synthetic artemisinin, an anti-malaria drug, and bio-farnesene, a renewable chemical precursor for a variety of bio-based products. Dr. Zhao and his team won the US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their work on bio-farnesene.

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