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Lisa Sorlie

Research Spotlight

April 06, 2017

If science classes at Bonduel Middle School had a rallying cry it would be, “Don’t expect to find the answers in the book!” And Lisa Sorlie, enthusiastic advocate of innovative...

Kathryn Bloodworth

Research Spotlight

January 26, 2017

Kathryn Bloodworth’s passion for science is taking her places. The Persian Gulf country of Qatar, to be more specific.

Bloodworth started college as an early childhood education major but changed...

Research Spotlight

December 12, 2016

During the kraft process used to convert wood into wood pulp, the structural material lignin is partially converted into molecules like stilbene. Stilbenes are also naturally occurring in plants and...

Shannon Stahl

Research Spotlight

December 07, 2016

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) had reason to celebrate when Clarivate Analytics – formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters – recently released its 2016 list...


Media Coverage

November 29, 2016

Poplars and other trees can be bred to break down more easily to make biofuel and other products such as paper, according to scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research...

Media Coverage

November 21, 2016

For hundreds of years, the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae has helped humans bake bread and brew beer. More recently, it has also assisted in the fight against climate change. ...

Media Coverage

November 15, 2016

Last month researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the University of Wisconsin announced a breakthrough that allows S. cerevisiae to metabolize xylose, a five-carbon sugar that it...

Tim Donohue

Media Coverage

October 28, 2016

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge will provide $1 million in grants for innovative tools to investigate how microbes live in complex communities.

Media Coverage

October 24, 2016

Biofuels research continues to unveil tantalizing possibilities. Two reports this past week from the University of Wisconsin and ORNL caught my eye.  

University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a...

Press Release

October 21, 2016

Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels means turning to plant-derived biofuels and chemicals. But producing them cost-effectively from plants and other organic matter – collectively referred to as biomass –...

Trey Sato

Press Release

October 14, 2016

MADISON – Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a...

Steve Karlen

Press Release

October 14, 2016

MADISON -- When scientists reported in 2014 that they had successfully engineered a poplar plant “designed for deconstruction,” the finding made international news. The highly degradable poplar, the first of...