This is from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH<>) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They reached out to us to share an upcoming bioengineering lecture that may be of interest to you.


NCCIH-funded researcher Dr. Christina Smolke and her Stanford University lab were the first in the world to produce synthetic hydrocodone by reproducing complex plant pathways in baker’s yeast via a process that reduces the production time for plant-based opioids from one year to a few days. Dr. Smolke will give a lecture at NIH on April 4 discussing her team’s work in developing foundational tools to drive advancement in bioengineering.


You can join either in-person or watch via live videocast<>. Lecture details are below, and more information about the Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series can be accessed on the NCCIH website<>.


Lecture: New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicines


Date: April 4, 2016 9:30 a.m. ET


Speaker: Christina Smolke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Education and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University.


Location: Masur Auditorium at the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)


Kind Regards,

Claudia Borke


Claudia Borke

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Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

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