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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

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

American Chemical Society
Website:
www.acs.org