Monday, May 17th Mini-Conference (11:30 am - 5: 00 pm)

When: Monday, May 17th Where: NYIT's Gallery 61, Manhattan

• 4:00 - 4:45 pm - Biomass-Derived Materials, Chemicals and Fuels Based on the PHA Platform Abstract

Bio: Oliver P. Peoples, Ph.D. - Metabolix, Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President of Research

Oliver P. Peoples, Ph.D., a co-founder of Metabolix, has served as chief scientific officer and vice president of research since January 2000, and was previously director of research and vice president. Dr. Peoples has served as a director since June 1992.

Prior to founding Metabolix, Dr. Peoples was a research scientist with the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he emerged as a pioneer of the new field of metabolic pathway engineering and its applications in industrial biotechnology. The research carried out by Dr. Peoples at MIT established the fundamental tools and methods for engineering bacteria and plants to produce Mirel.

Dr. Peoples has published numerous peer reviewed academic papers and is an inventor of over 90 patents and patent applications worldwide. Dr. Peoples received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Source: Metabolix Management

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