• Digital-Health-Conference-2020

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Prof. Kyle Lauersen
Prof. Kyle Lauersen Prof. Kyle Lauersen's group focuses on Sustainable and Synthetic Biotechnology with their main research focussed on engineering algae to be green cell factories.

Biography

Dr. Kyle J. Lauersen is currently an Assistant Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. His group focuses on Sustainable and Synthetic Biotechnology with their main research focussed on engineering algae to be green cell factories. Kyle did his doctorate at Bielefeld University in Germany, and his Master's and Undergrad at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.


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  • Day 2Tuesday, January 21st
Session 3 : Digital Health & Food and Environment (Chair Prof. Xiangliang Zhang)
11:10 am

Alternative green expression systems for application in tailor-made medicines

Microalgae are globally important primary producers that use light energy and CO2 to generate biomass and valuable bio-products. These organisms grow in simple media solutions, requiring only light, CO2, and some trace minerals while requiring no complex additives compared to mammalian expression systems.

Expanding capacities in genetic engineering in algal hosts offers incentives for the development of low-cost bio-processes using these photosynthetic eukaryotes and a wide range of opportunities for tailoring production of medicinal products. We developed a novel transgene design strategy for the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii through synthetic intron incorporation.

This presentation will overview prospects for customized terpenoid and recombinant protein expression targets, and deliver a vision for future development of low-cost algal synthetic biotechnology as it applies to the medical field.

Building 19, Hall 1 11:10 - 11:35 Details