Biotechnology

During the past decades, our understanding of the biochemical processes occurring within living cells, coupled with a growing awareness of the extraordinary facility and versatility of living organisms to produce useful and complex chemical products from a variety of inexpensive raw materials, has stimulated enormous interest in the biological manufacture of a variety of products. These range from therapeutic proteins to commodity chemicals. The broad objectives of Professor Blanch’s research program have been to address both fundamental and applied aspects involved in the biological production of these materials. Professor Blanch’s research has focused on topics in the production of alternative transportation fuels from biomass, thermodynamics for bioseparations, protein and enzyme biotechnology, metabolic engineering, marine biotechnology and transport phenomena in fermentations. 

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Contact information

Harvey W. Blanch
Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

blanch@berkeley.edu

and

Professor of the Graduate Division
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

hwblanch@engr.ucr.edu



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