Applied Research

The IBN is organized into four Research Themes and four Technology Platforms across participating institutions into a streamlined pipeline of analysis, design, production, characterization and optimization to support network research and training.

Investigators across the four themes will mine existing sequence datasets to identify new enzymes and pathways that will be used to develop well-defined bioprocesses for synthesis of a focused set of commodity chemicals, polymers, and valuable natural products, starting from renewable and low-cost carbon sources.