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  • Team develops bioprocess for converting plant materials into valuable chemicals

    Photo of professor Yong-Su Jin standing with his arms folded

    Professor of food science and human nutrition Yong-Su Jin led a team that developed a methodology for efficiently converting the hemicellulose in switchgrass into high-value bioproducts using an engineered yeast and the acetate and xylose from the plants’ cell walls.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Yong-Su Jin, call 217-333-7981; email

    To reach Liang Sun, email

    The paper “Complete and efficient conversion of plant cell wall hemicellulose into high-value bioproducts by engineered yeast” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25241-y