FURI | Spring 2024

Media Optimization to Improve Photosynthetic Sorbitol Production

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Project involves investigating the impact of implementing MAD2Media’s advanced optimization techniques on sorbitol production yields, focusing on enhancing sorbitol purity. Optimized media growth conditions and fermentation parameters are essential for maximizing sorbitol production yields and achieving high-quality sorbitol products. The advancements contribute to sustainability efforts by reducing environmental impact through more efficient and environmentally friendly production methods. Future ventures may include exploring genetic modification techniques to enhance the metabolic pathways of sorbitol-producing microorganisms, increasing their efficiency and productivity. Collaboration with academia and industry to share knowledge, resources, and enhanced practices in optimized sorbitol production may accelerate progress and innovation in the field.

Student researcher

Luis Taquillo

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2026