Category: Automation and High-Throughput Technologies

1276-B - Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Research and Development Strain Improvement

Monday, February 5, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Microbial natural products are a great resource for diverse bioactive chemicals with agricultural applications. To generate high-yielding microbial strains, we established both classical and rational engineering platforms to investigate a multitude of random and hypothesized targets. The success of the strain improvement platform is contingent on screening capacity.  A combination of automation, computation, experimental design and data analysis has led to efficient screening enabling identification of leads with enhanced production.

Jessica D. Marty

Senior Biologist
Dow AgroSciences
Fishers, IN

Jessica has degree in biology from Indiana University, and has been in the industry for 11 years. Currently, Jessica is a senior microbiologist and project leader in the Bioprocessing and Bioengineering R&D (BBRD) group at Dow AgroSciences. She is accountable for technical oversight of a HTP screening platform supporting scalable strain evaluation for microbial fermentation products. Jessica is a certified Six Sigma black belt, and her scientific passions include data analysis, statistics, designing experiments, Six Sigma methodology, microbiology, and new cutting edge technologies and automation.