Biobased Chemicals One of Four Platforms Recommended for Growing Iowa’s Bioscience Economy

On Dec. 19, 2017, Gov. Kim Reynolds released a study by the consulting firm TEConomy Partners that recommends four platforms for growing Iowa’s bioscience economy. Iowa State University has made investments and built strengths in three of the platforms – biobased chemicals; precision and digital agriculture; and vaccines and immunotherapeutics.  [Read more…]

NSF CAREER Award for CBE’s Shao

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor and CBiRC faculty investigator Zengyi Shao has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.  [Read more…]

CBiRC Graduate Students Take Summer Internships in Industry

Liza Alexander, a Ph.D. candidate in MCDB, and Naazneen Sofeo, a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry, both graduate students in Professor Basil Nikolau’s research group, are headed off to internships in industry for the summer.  [Read more…]