Deepti Tanjore

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Research Focus

Deepti Tanjore is the Director of DOE’s Advanced Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) and is the Department Head for Process Engineering & Analytics in Berkeley Lab’s Biological Systems & Engineering Division. She received her PhD in Biological Engineering from Penn State University in 2009. At Berkeley Lab, she leads the ABPDU team in its collaborative projects with Industry, academic and National Lab partners for the optimization, development and pilot prototyping of manufacturing process for biofuels, bio-based chemicals, biomaterials and proteins such as food ingredients and industrial enzymes. Deepti is the Process Integration and Scaling Task Co-Lead for the Agile BioFoundry and the PI for the ABPDU.

Projects in the Agile BioFoundry

  • Process Integration and Scaling Task Co-Lead
  • Bioreactor and downstream process development and screening
  • Interface with BETO Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium

Featured Publications

Wehrs, M., Tanjore, D., Eng, T., Lievense, J., Pray, T.R., Mukhopadhyay, A. 2019b. Engineering Robust Production Microbes for Large-Scale Cultivation. Trends in Microbiology, 27(6), 524-537.

Wehrs, M., Prahl, J.-P., Moon, J., Li, Y., Tanjore, D., Keasling, J.D., Pray, T., Mukhopadhyay, A. 2018. Production efficiency of the bacterial non-ribosomal peptide indigoidine relies on the respiratory metabolic state in S. cerevisiae. Microbial Cell Factories, 17(1), 193.

Yuzawa, S., Mirsiaghi, M., Jocic, R., Fujii, T., Masson, F., Benites, V.T., Baidoo, E.E.K., Sundstrom, E., Tanjore, D., Pray, T.R., George, A., Davis, R.W., Gladden, J.M., Simmons, B.A., Katz, L., Keasling, J.D. 2018. Short-chain ketone production by engineered polyketide synthases in Streptomyces albus. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4569.

Coffman, P., McCaffrey, N., Gardner, J., Bhagia, S., Kumar, R., Wyman, C.E., Tanjore, D. 2018. In Situ Rheological Method to Evaluate Feedstock Physical Properties Throughout Enzymatic Deconstruction. Frontiers in Energy Research, 6(53).

Narani, A., Konda, N.V.S.N.M., Chen, C.-S., Tachea, F., Coffman, P., Gardner, J., Li, C., Ray, A.E., Hartley, D.S., Simmons, B., Pray, T.R., Tanjore, D. 2019. Simultaneous application of predictive model and least cost formulation can substantially benefit biorefineries outside Corn Belt in United States: A case study in Florida. Bioresource Technology, 271, 218-227.

Li, C., Tanjore, D., He, W., Wong, J., Gardner, J.L., Sale, K.L., Simmons, B.A., Singh, S. 2013. Scale-up and evaluation of high solid ionic liquid pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of switchgrass. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6(1), 154.

Sundstrom, E., Yaegashi, J., Yan, J., Masson, F., Papa, G., Rodriguez, A., Mirsiaghi, M., Liang, L., He, Q., Tanjore, D., Pray, T.R., Singh, S., Simmons, B., Sun, N., Magnuson, J., Gladden, J. 2018. Demonstrating a separation-free process coupling ionic liquid pretreatment, saccharification, and fermentation with Rhodosporidium toruloides to produce advanced biofuels. Green Chemistry.

Wehrs, M., Gladden, J.M., Liu, Y., Platz, L., Prahl, J.-P., Moon, J., Papa, G., Sundstrom, E., Geiselman, G.M., Tanjore, D., Keasling, J.D., Pray, T.R., Simmons, B.A., Mukhopadhyay, A. 2019a. Sustainable bioproduction of the blue pigment indigoidine: Expanding the range of heterologous products in R. toruloides to include non-ribosomal peptides. Green Chemistry.