The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological systems, and researchers are using it to solve problems in a wide variety of fields, from medicine, to energy and the environment, to agriculture and beyond. In this Midday Science Cafe, we will hear from researchers making headway in two areas of synthetic biology. First, we’ll learn about the production of biofuels as viable and sustainable fuel candidates and their useful byproducts from Dr. Yuzhong Liu. We will also hear from Dr. Changman Kim about electro-fermentation, a novel technology that can overcome some of the limitations of conventional fermentation, leading to the sustainable production of high-value chemicals used in a variety of industries and products.
Dr. Yuzhong Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, UC Berkeley Joint BioEnergy Institute, Berkeley Lab
Dr. Changman Kim
Postdoctoral Researcher Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit Berkeley Lab