LabKey for Multicenter R&D on Biofuels and Bio-based Products

James R Collett, Chemical and Biological Process Development Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Presentation Abstract: The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium seeks to understand and mitigate the effects of feedstock variability on system performance in the production of biofuels and bioproducts from biomass. We are using LabKey running on AWS as a common platform for data integration, analysis, and dissemination among task teams distributed across eight Department of Energy national laboratories. Information being handled in LabKey includes bioreactor and other time series process data, process feedstock and intermediate sample tracking and metadata, laboratory assay results, and dataset integration within studies focused within and across unit operations. Opportunities and challenges in adapting LabKey to support industrial biomanufacturing workflows will be discussed.

Speaker Bio: Jim Collett is a bioprocess scientist who combines computational and experimental approaches in industrial biotechnology R&D for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. His work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) ranges from genomes to biorefineries, and has included metabolic network modeling, strain development, bioreactor scale-up, online spectroscopy for process analysis and control, and data integration for techno-economic analysis of biochemical manufacturing.

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