Post-doc (Kenaf fiber utilization)

Dr. Jeffrey F.D. Dean jdeanx1 at uga.cc.uga.edu
Sat Jun 15 23:11:27 EST 1996

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 
and kenaf
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.edu			a03deakin at attmail.com

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