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ACS Webinar: Combating Climate Change with New Nanobugs

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Prashant Nagpal of the University of Colorado Boulder and the Antimicrobial Regeneration Consortium as he discusses the development of living nano-biohybrid organisms that use sunlight to convert massive amounts of carbon dioxide, air, and water into biodegradable plastics, fuels, and value-added chemicals such as fertilizers and food-preservatives. During this free interactive broadcast, he will explain how these “nanobugs” are made by simply combining bacteria found in soil with engineered quantum dots targeted to penetrate the cell, self-assemble on specific enzyme sites, and then trigger these enzymes using different colors of sunlight.

What You Will Learn

  • How to make new nanobugs by targeting specific enzymes and triggering them with light
  • How to convert CO2, air, water, and sunlight into a range of fuels, biodegradable plastics, and fertilizers using nanobugs
  • How to engineer quantum dots to selectively attach to desired enzymes and trigger them with light externally or wirelessly

This interactive webinar is free to to register and attend


November 7
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


American Chemical Society