Michael W.W. Adams, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is co-recipient of the 2018 DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology.
He shares the award with Robert Kelly of North Carolina State University. They were recognized for their groundbreaking use and genetic manipulation of microorganisms that grow in extreme environments, such as ultra-hot geothermal vents, for practical applications including the generation of biofuels with reduced carbon footprint. The award will be presented this summer at ASM’s annual meeting in Atlanta.
The DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award, given annually since 1977, recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied (nonclinical) and environmental microbiology. Past recipients include members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as MacArthur Fellows.
DuPont Biosciences is a worldwide organization with focus areas in bioactives, biomaterials and biorefineries.