November 20, 2023

New Article Published in ACS Environmental Science & Technology

A new manuscript by Jung, Su, Inaba, West, and Banta describes the overexpression of the rare earth element (REE) binding protein lanmodulin and the beta roll forming RTX domain in A. ferrooxidans.   Lanmoduin has higher affinity for REEs while the RTX domain has increased binding capacity.  This enables the cells to bind and recover REEs from solution and from a synthetic magnet leachate. The new results were published in ACS Environmental Science & Technology. 

November 10, 2023

Presentation Given at AIChE Annual Meeting

A presentation from the Banta Lab was given at the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting which was held in Orlando, FL.  Simay Gokulu gave a presentation entitled "Modulating the Activity of Alcohol Dehydrogenase (AdhD) from Pyrococcus Furiosus via Applied Mechanical Forces".