Distinguished McKnight Professor and MSI Principal Investigator Claudia Schmidt-Dannert (BMBB) was profiled recently in the OVPR Research blog. Professor Schmidt-Dannert engineers microbial cells for the production of chemicals and natural products. Part of the work requires that the researchers obtain and analyze genome sequences of the organisms they are studying. The group is using resources available through the MSI laboratories for sequence analysis and refinement and modeling of protein structures.
The OVPR Business blog also highlights Professor Schmidt-Dannert's work, in this case with the development of a new method of synthesizing biodiesel.