Techniques for Driving Progress in Industrial Biotechnology

Daniel Dougherty (May 5, 2020)

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Abstract

Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) is a science and technology leader in the research, development and production of pure, sustainable ingredients for the Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets. Amyris applies its exclusive, advanced technology, including state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence to engineer yeast, that when combined with sugarcane syrup through fermentation, is converted to highly pure molecules for specialty ingredients. Amyris manufactures sustainably-sourced ingredients at industrial scale for B2B partners and further distribution to over 3,000 of the world's top brands, reaching more than 200 million consumers. Amyris stands by its No Compromise® promise that everything it makes is better for people and the planet. In this presentation, we provide examples of computational techniques used throughout the design, build, test, and learn phases of research and development. We’ll highlight prominent aspects of the natural biology of yeast and how they inform the computational approaches used. Measures of statistical and computational efficiency will be provided and we’ll conclude with some recommendations for future developments.