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The 34th Annual Biochemical Engineering Symposium was held at the University of Oklahoma on April 23, 2005. The objectives of the symposium were to provide (1) an opportunity for students to present and publish their work, and (2) a forum for informal discussion of bioengineering research being carried out at the participating universities. Fifteen papers presented at the symposium are included in these proceedings. Because final publication usually takes place in refereed journals, the articles here are typically brief and often cover work in progress.


Design of an animal waste treatment system by combination of technologies - Sigifredo Castro, Larry Erickson, Alok Bhandari, Larry Davis, Dean Thomson, and Bill Junk, Kansas State University

Supercritical carbon dioxide treatment of lignocellulosic biomass to enhance cellulose hydrolysis - Muralidhar Mallem, David Dixon, and Patrick Gilcrease, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Electrochemical behavior of ferrocene-modified poly(ethyleneimine) redox polymers - Steve Merchant, Daniel Glatzhofer, and David Schmidtke, University of Oklahoma

Recovery and purification of recombinant protein from transgenic corn by aqueous two phase partitioning - Zhengrong Gu and Charles Glatz, Iowa State University

Lipase catalyzed esterification of geraniol in ionic liquid [bmim]PF6 mediated by pervaporation - Donifan Barahona, Peter Pfromm, and Mary Rezac, Kansas State University

A novel class of polyanhydrides with tailored erosion mechanisms - Maria Torres, Surya Mallapragada, and Balaji Narasimhan, Iowa State University

Oxygen toxicity to bifidobacteria - Amit Apte, D.Y.C. Fung, and L. E. Erickson, Kansas State University

Targeting L-methioninase to human cancer cells - Naveen Palwai, Xiao-Ping Zang, J. Thomas Pento, and Roger Harrison, University of Oklahoma

Exploration of family 1 carbohydrate binding module structure and function by automated docking - Chandrika Mulakala and Peter Reilly, Iowa State University

Environmental knowledge and assessment of tool - Amit Apte, Edward D'Souza, Clinton Whiteley, Rachit Yadav, L. E. Erickson, Terrie Boguski, Angie Burgoon, Ryan Green, Leslie Jamka, Greg Norris, John Blair, and Jay Fredkin, Kansas State University

In-situ biostimulation for remediation of chlorinated solvents in groundwater: a laboratory study, S. Santharam, L.C. Davis, and L.E. Erickson, Kansas State University

Microcosm investigation of the dechlorination of tetrachloroethene - J. Ibbini, L.C. Davis, and L.E. Erickson, Kansas State University

Effect ofblending with polycaprolactone on the anti-bacterial properties of chitosan for periodontal tissue engineering - Aparna Sarasam, John Dmytryk, Sharukh Khajotia, and Sundararajan Madihally, Oklahoma State University

Flow perfusion improves seeding efficiency and spatial distribution in scaffolds for bone tissue engineering - Jose Alvarez-Barreto, R. Shambaugh, S. Linehan, J. Yankovich, and Vassilios Sikavitsas, University of Oklahoma

Tocopherols and CEHCs modulate platelet thrombus formation - Durga Sarvepalli, Kenneth Hensley, and Ulli Nollert, University of Oklahoma

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University of Oklahoma


Norman, OK


Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Biochemical Engineering Symposium