EBI Personnel Directory Bruns, Tom

Biomass Depolymerization

Tom Bruns





Fungi and Deconstruction of Lignin and Other Components of Miscanthus Cell Walls

This project's goal was to identify cell wall deconstructing enzymes from the fungi that are best adapted to decay Miscanthus cell walls. To do this, the group discovered and brought into cultivation the fungi that decompose the feedstock of choice, Miscanthus giganteus.  They also worked to understand how fungi coordinate their genomes to degrade Miscanthus cell walls.