Researchers have developed imaging technology and computational analyses to visualize viral frameshifting at the level of single molecules in living cells.
Synthetic biologists are attempting to manufacture sporopollenin in the lab using plants, and to control its properties using gene circuits.
The overall goal set by the Department of Energy is to double the yield of biofuel precursors from algae to about 3,700 gallons per acre per year.
Awardees are chosen from over 13,000 applicants and represent a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Assistant professors Tim Stasevich and Brian Musky have received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project that combines sensitive microscopes and sophisticated computation.