Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Recap: Synbiobeta Conference 2013 - Part I

This year, I had the opportunity to attend the Synbiobeta 2013 Conference. Synbiobeta is an organization with the mission of fostering a community, and ecology of people, organizations and companies involved in synthetic biology.

The conference was divided up into several sessions. In the next few posts, I will try to summarize what I thought was noteworthy during the meeting. We'll start with session 1.

Monday, November 11, 2013

In Other Words: Inspirational Videos - David MacKay: "A reality check on renewables."

Here is another video from TED (did I mention that I love TED talks?) that talks about space requirements of renewable energy sources, and the 6 levers we have to get off 90% use of fossil energy use.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Freely Speaking: Washington Post - Ariana Eunjung Cha: "Companies rush to build ‘bio-factories’ for medicines, flavorings and fuels"

As of late, Amyris has been in the news quite a bit. Another article surfaced in the Washington Post just a few days later titled "Companies rush to build ‘bio-factories’ for medicines, flavorings and fuels". For the most part, the article echoes the content found in the New York times article. However, I wanted to emphasize the following bits:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In Other Words: New York Times Article - Andrew Pollack:"What's that smell. Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast"

It's not often that I get to talk about what is actually happening at my own company which in many ways makes posting about what I really care about even harder. But as it turns out, today, I don't actually need to say much about all the exciting science, and development going on at Amyris. I don't have to because a New York Times article recently talking about all the great things happening at Amyris - with some things being more speculative than others. The article did such a good job explaining in layman's terms what it is that Amyris is doing, that I am just going to link the article to this blog article and call it "In Other Words". I recommend everyone reading this: What's that smell. Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast