A post-doctoral position is available from November 1, 1996 for a
period of 2 years at the University of Georgia (Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Russell Research Center, USDA
in Athens, Georgia. Work will focus on development of a
biotechnological process for retting of flax and kenaf, and requires
skills in both microbiology and biochemistry. Some molecular biology
work may be performed as required. Salary will start at $25,000.
1. Enzyme production by growth of various microorganisms on flax
powder, followed by separation and characterization of the enzymes..
2. Optimize an enzyme mixture to specifically remove components
(pectin, hemicellulose, lignin) in flax and kenaf fibers that
contaminate the cellulosic bast fibers.
Please respond to either:
Dr. Karl-Erik L. Eriksson Dr. Danny E. Akin
Dept. of Biochemistry and USDA/ARS
Molecular Biology P.O. Box 5677
University of Georgia Athnes, GA 30613
Athens, GA 30602-7229
eriksson at uga.cc.uga.edua03deakin at attmail.com