Biomass Deconstruction and Conversion

BESC research in biomass deconstruction and conversion targets CBP by studying model organisms and thermophilic anaerobes to understand novel strategies and enzyme complexes for biomass deconstruction.

  • What structural and compositional elements contribute to recalctirance?
  • Can new analytical methods, systems biology data, and computation models enable predictive simulation of lignocellulose formation and deconstruction?
  • Challenge: Understand the complexity of plant cell wall structure and its relationship to recalcitrance.