Available Postdoc Position - Microbial Retting
jdeanx1 at uga.cc.uga.edu
Wed Jun 21 10:52:42 EST 1995
POST DOCTORAL POSITION
Development of Enzymatic Retting Process for Industrial
Athens, Georgia, USA - Laboratories of Dr. Karl-Erik L.
Eriksson and Dr. Danny E. Akin, Russell Research Center,
The overall goal is to develop an enzymatic or microbial
process for retting of flax and kenaf. Enzymes from fungi
grown on flax or kenaf as substrates will be characterized,
separated, and purified. Hemicellulolytic and pectinolytic
enzymes, alone and in combination, will be tested for their
ability to produce high quality, cellulosic fibers from flax
and kenaf stalks. Microbial lignin removal may also be of
interest, particularly in the case of kenaf.
US $24,000 (1 year, with possible renewal)
For Information, Contact:
Dr. Karl-Erik L. Eriksson, Center for Biological Resources
Recovery, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 30602-7229
USA. Phone: 706 - 542-4453; Fax: 706 - 542-2222.
Dr. Danny E. Akin, P.O. Box 5677, Russell Research Center,
ARS- USDA, Athens, Georgia, 30605 USA. Phone: 706 - 546-3482;
Fax: 706 - 546-3607.
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