Michigan State University gets more than $1 million NSF grant to study how to use light and CO2 to produce sucrose

May 27, 2019 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University’s Daniel Ducat, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received $1,033,970 from NSF’s Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology Early CAREER Faculty Awards to investigate the fundamental interactions that underpin resilient microbial partnerships and may be key to solving some of the earth’s biggest resource challenges. Ducat’s team will pair cyanobacteria, ancient microbes that have been engineered to use light and CO2 to produce sucrose, together with microbes that utilize the sucrose to produce environmentally sustainable materials such as biofuel or bioplastic.

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