Presentations

Professional Meetings  

  1. Ryan Jones*, Bennett McKinley*, Wayne Curtis. Expression and Purification of Plant Embryogenic Proteins (2016). American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference, Nov. 12, San Francisco, CA. [1st Place at National Conference Undergraduate Poster Competition ]
  2. Lucas Nugent*, Ben Geveke, Mohandass Ramya, Wayne R. Curtis. Constructing and Testing a Photobioreactor Designed for Precise Characterizations of Growth of  Microalgae for Biofuels Applications (2016). American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference, Nov. 12, San Francisco, CA. 3rd Place at National Conference Undergraduate Poster Competitions  [Conference Proceedings]
  3. Ryan Jones*, Bennett McKinley*, Wayne Curtis. Expression and Purification of Plant Embryogenic Proteins (2016). American Chemical Society Regional Poster Competition, University Park, PA.
  4. Bennett McKinley*, Ryan Jones*, Wayne Curtis. Expression and Purification of Plant Embryogenic Proteins (2016). Research Experience for Undergraduates Poster Competition, University Park, PA.
  5. Erica Lennox, Krishnan Sreenivas*, Morgan Shires*, Tina Lai. Cheap = $mart (Not Disposable): Three Decades in Low-Cost Bioreactor Design (2016). Penn State Materials Day, October 6, 2016. University Park, PA.
  6. Tina Lai, Katie Legenski*, Wayne Curtis. Analyzing Somatic Embryogenesis Gene Expression in Response to Tissue Culture Enhancer PLA1 Protein (2016). Society of In Vitro Biology Conference, June 15 & 16, 2016. San Diego, CA. 
  7. Wayne Curtis. Low-Cost Bioreactors & Continuous Culture Systems (2016). Chromatan Corporation Stakeholders Meeting Presentation, University Park, PA. 
  8. Wayne Curtis. Advanced Technologies to Get Improved Yams in Farmer's Hands (2016). Penn State Research in Africa: Building Synergy within the Community Mini-Symposium Agenda, Febryary 22, 2016. University Park, PA. 
  9. Sergio L. Florez, Tina S Lai, Rachel L Erwin*, Wayne Curtis (2015). Temporary Immersion Bioreactor & Somatic Embryogenesis in Micropropagation (P-2). 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting, May 30-Jun 3. Tuscon, AZ. 
  10. Tina Lai, Wayne R. Curtis. Developing PLA1 Protein Additive to Improve Transient Regeneration and In Vitro Plant Propagation (P-3003), 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting, June 1, Tuscon, AZ.
  11. Tina Lai, Wayne Curtis (2015). Improving Theobroma cacao somatic embryogenesis and regeneration via PLA protein. 18th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, April 25, 2015. University Park, PA
  12. Bill Muzika, Nymul Khan, Trevor Zuroff, Wayne R. Curtis. Feedstock Flexibility in Biofuel Production. AIChE Regional Conference, U. Maryland, College Park, MD, Apr 11, 2015.
  13. Wayne R. Curtis,  Biomass: Cradle to Grave; Invited plenary talk. Arkansas Annual Research Symposium; July, Arkansas Center for Plant-Powered Production. Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, AR. July 2014
  14. Jun Wang, Wayne R. Curtis. Metabolism-Based Feed Forward pH Control of High Density Microalgae Cultivation. DOE-BIOMASS 2014, Washington, DC, July 2014.  
  15. Trevor R Zuroff, W Gu, R. L. Fore, Susan B. Leshine, Wayne R. Curtis. Insights into Clostridium phytofermantans biofilm formation. Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, Penn State University, University Park, PA, March 2014 
  16. Nymul Khan, John Myers, Ryan Johnson, Alex Rajangam, Eric Nybo, Joe Chappel, Wayne Curtis. (2013) Progress and economic considerations for the biological production of triterpene biofuels from gases. AIChE National Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 3-8.
  17. Curtis WR, Chappell J,  Developing an Autotrophic PIPELINE: Rhodobacter as a microbial platform for Algae Hydrocarbon Elecro-Fuels Production.  ARPA-e Energy Innovation Summit, Washington DC, Feb 25-27. 2013.
  18. N.E. Khan  Rhodobacter as a platform for autotrophic fuel production,  AIChE National Conference, Pittsburgh PA, Oct. 29 2012.
  19. Trevor R. Zuroff, Salvador Barri Xiques and Dr. Wayne R. Curtis,  Developing a Symbiotic Bacteria/Yeast Co-Culture for Cellulosic Ethanol Production  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals New Orleans, LA, April 2012.  
  20. Curtis, W.R.; Pisciotta, J. Rhodobacter as a Microbial Platform for Algae Hydrocarbon Electro-Fuels Production. ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, Gaylord National Harbor, Washington, DC. February 27-29, 2012
  21. Manuel Escotet; Curtis, W.R. "Effects of salinity on the intrinsic growth rate of freshwater alga Chlorella vulgaris." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), National Student Conference Paper Competition. Minneapolis, MN.,  October 17, 2011.  (3rd Place)
  22. Curtis, W.R. Plastic Bioreactors: Smart & Cheap, Not Disposable, Cambridge Health Institute, Scaling Up & Down with Optimized Bioreactors and Disposables, August 25, 2011.  
  23. Wayne R. Curtis and Amalie L. Tuerk.  From Sunlight to C34 Hydrocarbons: Sunlight to C34 Hydrocarbons: From Ultra-high Algae Productivity to Electrofuels.  BIO World Congress, Toronto, ON, Ca.  May 9, 2011.
  24. Guo J., Khatri W., Tuerk A., Wolcott E., Woolston B., Curtis W.R. Trash to Treasure with our Microbial Friends: Converting Waste Streams to Nutrient Feeds; Integrated Bioprocess Systems for Low-Cost Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Biofertilizer Production. EPA P3 Student Design Contest Exposition, Washington, DC, Capital Mall, April 14-15, 2011.
  25. Sydney Shaw. "Bioreactors for Cloning Plants: Promoting plant abstinence!", American Institute of Chemical Engineers Regional Student Conference Paper Competition. University Park, PA. April 9, 2011. 
  26. Dirk Link, Amalie Tuerk, WR. Curtis (and others).   Overall Energy Considerations for Algae Species Comparison and Selection in Algae-to-Fuels Processes.  5th Annual Alternative Energy NOW Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Feb. 23, 2011.  
  27. Benjamin M. Woolston, Wayne R. Curtis, and C. Peter Romaine "Development of Agaricus bisporus for the Production of Heterologous Proteins", AIChE National Student Paper Competition, Salt Lake City, UT, November 7-10, 2010
  28. Jeffery S. Larsen* and Wayne R. Curtis " RNA virus-amplified heterologous protein expression in plant tissue culture", Society of In Vitro Biology (SIVB) Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 7-9, 2010.
  29. Sydney Shaw*, Jeff Larsen, Wayne Curtis " Bioreactor Design for Plant Propagation: Enabling tissue culture productivity enhancements", Society of In Vitro Biology (SIVB) Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 7-9, 2010.
  30. Amalie Tuerk*, Wayne R. Curtis Algae-Based Hydrocarbon Production, USDA Research Center, Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2010.
  31. Manuel Escotet*, Waqas Khatri, Amalie Tuerk, Lisa Grady, Megerle Scherholz, Teasup Lee, and Wayne R. Curtis "High-Density Algae Bioreactor: Liquid phase CO2 delivery pH control strategy", American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Regional Student Conference, John's Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April 17, 2010.
  32. Lan Dang*, Ryan Muthard, Ruth Helmus, Ming Tien, and Wayne R. Curtis " Mechanism of Metal-Reduction with Geobacter sulfurreducens", American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Regional Student Conference, John's Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April 17, 2010.
  33. Curtis, W.R.  Low-cost Temporary Immersion Bioreactors for Large-Scale Plant Propagation, Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research (CPBR), Poster for industrial sponsor review, Washington, DC., February 9, 2010.
  34. Curtis, W.R. "Bioreactor System Development for Low-Cost Bioproduction: Biofuels, Biopharmaceuticals, & Plant Propagation. VII Simposio Internacional de Produccion de Alcoholes y Levaduras, Acapulco, Mexico, July 2009.
  35. Brandon S. Curtis, Wayne R. Curtis " Bioprocess Development for Functional Membrane Protein Expression in Rhodobacter: Kinetics and Photo-bioreactor Design", XII National Congress of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, SMBB: Sociedad Mexicana de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, ACAPULCO, Mexico, June 21-26, 2009.
  36. Jeffrey S. Larsen* and Wayne R. Curtis " Reducing Batch-to-Batch Variability of Agrobacterium-Mediated Transient Protein Expression in Plant Tissue Culture", AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 18, 2008.
  37. Waqas Khatri, Steve Gabauer, Joeseph Chappell, Wayne Curtis " Algae-Based Hydrocarbon Production", AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 18, 2008.
  38. Brandon S. Curtis, Philip D. Laible, Deborah K. Hanson, Wayne Curtis " Development of the Photoheterotroph Rhodobacter for Functional Membrane Protein Expression", AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 19, 2008.
  39. Stephen Gabauer, Thomas D. Niehaus, Waqas Khatri, Joeseph Chappell, Wayne Curtis. " Genetic Engineering Hydrocarbon Production in Algae", AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 19, 2008.
  40. W.R. Curtis Plenary Speaker: Animal and Plant Cultures: Production of Biopharmaceuticals and Secondary Metabolites, SIVB World Congress(Society of InVitro Biology), Tuscon, Arizona, June 16, 2008.
  41. Wayne R. Curtis (1), Noel Goddard (2), George Church (2), Joe Chappell (3) (1) Penn State Dept Chemical Engineering, (2) Harvard Medical School, (3) U. Kentucky, Plant & Soil Science. Genetic Engineering of Algae for Biofuels, Crossover, Penn State, University Park PA, 9/4/07.
  42. WR. Curtis, Application of High Productivity Bioreactors in Biofuels Initiatives, Emerging Technology and Best Practices Seminar Series, Boston University, April 27, 2007
  43. Goddard N(1), Chappell J(2), Curtis WR (3), (1)Harvard Medical School, (2) U. Kentucky, (3)Penn State University. Genetic Engineering of Chlamdomonas; Pond Scum Fuel, Harvard Genetics Retreat, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI., 6/2/07.
  44. Curtis, WR. Rapid Protein Expression in Plants, Phyton Catalytic, Inc., Princeton, NJ. December, 12 2006
  45. Nawal K. Sharma*, Dennis W. McKeag, Richard J. McClure, Kanagasabai Panchalingam, Wayne R. Curtis, Jay W. Pettegrew Phytochemical Investigations on Helianthus annuus L. seeds. (P88), Frontiers in Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, 46thAnnual meeting of American Society of Pharmacognosy held at Corvallis, Oregon, July 23-27, 2005.
  46. Curtis, WR, Not Your Grandma's Posies Penn State ALUMNI Institute 6/4/2004
  47. Curtis, WR, Root Culture Bioreactors + Rapid Transformation / Transient Gene Expression = Root Functional Genomics? 2004 World Congress on In Vitro Biology San Francisco, May 25, 2004.
  48. O’Neill, K. et al. Scale-up of transgenic tobacco cells that express intimin of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 for use as an oral vaccine in cattle. 17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Conference, March 22, 2004, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD.
  49. Jason Collens and Wayne R. Curtis, RAPID PRODUCTION OF HETEROLOGOUS PROTEINS VIA A PLANT- TISSUE-CULTURE BASED TRANSIENT EXPRESSION SYSTEM. 17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Conference, March 22, 2004, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD.
  50. Thurber, G.; Curtis, W.R. Therapeutic protein production in plant tissue bioreactors; Using a viral replication initiator gene for increased transeint expression. AIChE Undergraduate Research Competition. March 29, 2003, Villinova University, Philadelphia, PA. (First Place).
  51. Collins, J.; Curtis, W.R. A plant tissue culture based system for high level transient expression of pharmaceutical proteins. Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition. March 31, 2003. University Park, PA. (Third Place).
  52. Thurber, G.; Curtis, W.R. Transcription of viral REP gene in transgenic plant tissue. April 2, 2003. PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, University Park, PA. (first place, engineering)
  53. Sailer, L.; Curtis, W.R. Therapeutic protein expression in transgenic N. glutinosa tissue culture. April 2, 2003. PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, University Park, PA.
  54. Seeman, A.; Lee, D.; Curtis, W.R. Characterization of Agrobacterium auxotroph growth kinetics in Fed Batch Culture. April 2, 2003. PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, University Park, PA. (third place, engineering)
  55. Stick, J.; Curtis, W.R. Protein Expression in Transgenic Tobacco. April 2, 2003. PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, University Park, PA.
  56. Fisher, J.; Curtis, W.R. Gene Gun Genetic Transformation. April 2, 2003. PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, University Park, PA. (second place, engineering)
  57. Collens, J.; Curtis, W.R. A plant culture-based system for high-level transient expression of heterologous proteins. November 8, 2002. AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  58. Collens, J.; Curtis, W.R. A Transient Expression System for the Production of Therapeutic Proteins in Plant Tissue Culture. Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Drexel, March 22, 2002
  59. Collens, J.; Jerardi, K.; Carvalho, E.; Mason, H.; *Curtis, W.R. "Progress Towards Creation of a Bioreactor-Based Transient Protein Expression System in Plant Cell Culture" AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV. Nov. 5, 2001.
  60. Perez, B.; *Curtis, W.R. "Metabolite Recovery from Dilute Solution using Block Copolymer Solvents" AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV. Nov. 5, 2001.
  61. *Collens, J.; Carvalho, E.; Curtis, W.R. "Production of Therapeutic Proteins In Plants: Creation of a Plant Baculavirus System Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Penn State University, March 9, 2001.
  62. *Merritt, C.; Curtis, W.R. "Mixed Signals: Fungal elicitor and methyl jasmonate effects on sesquiterpene cyclase promoter activation in Hyoscyamus muticus hairy roots. Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Penn State University, March 9, 2001.
  63. *Urish, K.L.; Curtis, W.R. "The Effects of pH and Ionic Strength on Carbon Dioxide Transport Dynamics in Bioreactors" Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Penn State University, March 9, 2001.
  64. *Urish, K.L.; Curtis, W.R. "Calculating the mass transfer coefficients of oxygen from carbon dioxide mass transfer measurements" Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Penn State University, March 9, 2001.
  65. *Tescione, L.D.; Curtis, W.R. "Reactor Design for Submerged Root Culture: Role of Aeration and Tissue Morphology on Hydrodynamics" Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Penn State University, March 9, 2001.
  66. *Perez, B,; Nagarajan, R.; Curtis, W.R. "Extraction of biomolecules from aqueous media using nonionic surfactants", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), University of Delaware, April 7, 2000.
  67. *Bonser, A.M.; Berghage, R.D.; Curtis, W. R., "Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil", 2nd Environmental Chemistry Symposium, Center for Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry, Penn State University, April 10, 1999.
  68. *Merritt, C.D.; Curtis, W.R., "Using the green fluorescent protein gene to trace chemical production in plant roots", Mid-Atlantic Bioengineering Consortium, University of Virginia, Charlotsville, VA, April 9, 1999.
  69. *Tescione, L.D. and Curtis, W.R., "Liquid mixing considerations in the scale-up of reactors for transformed root cultures", ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 21-26, 1999.
  70. *Curtis, W. R.; Bacani, F.T.; Hsiao, T.Y.; Carvalho, E.B.; Srubar, C.M., "Development and application of a low capital investment bioreactor", ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 24, 1999.
  71. *Bonser, A.M.; Curtis, W. R.; Berghage, R.D.; Drake, E.N., "Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil", ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 22, 1999.
  72. *Curtis, W. R.; Merritt, C.D.; Singh, G.; Chappell, J., "Lessons learned from sesquiterpene synthesis: Implications to genetic engineering of secondary metabolism in plants", ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 22, 1999.
  73. *Merritt, C.; Curtis, W. R., "(Root)imentary engineering: Development of a fluorescent plant root system for the characterization of chemical production in root bioreactors", AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL., Nov. 15-21, 1998.
  74. *Ramakrishnan, D., Curtis W.R., "Growth and mass transfer characterization of trickle bed reactors towards large scale growth of plant root cultures", ACS National Meeting, Boston, August 23-27, 1998.
  75. *Mukandan, U.; Curtis, W.R., Betalain production by hairy root cultures of Beta vulgaris., IX Congress, Internatinal Association for Plant Tissue Culture (IAPTC), Jerusalem, ISRAEL, June 14-19, 1998.
  76. *Leister, S.; Collins, L.; Curtis, W.R., "Disruption of red blood cells in turbulence", AIChE Mid-Atlantic Regional Undergraduate Paper Competition", Hampton University, Hampton, VA, April 3-5, 1998 (2nd place).
  77. *Leister, S.; Collins, L.; Curtis, W.R., "Disruption of red blood cells in turbulence", PSU Dept. of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Research Competition, University Park, PA, March 28, 1998 (1st place).
  78. *Merritt, C.; Curtis, W.R., "Development of transgenic plants containing green fluescent protein reporter gene to study kinetics of secondary metabolite formation in plant root culture", Graduate Research Exhibition, Penn State University, March 28, 1998 (2nd Place).
  79. *Merritt, C.; Curtis, W.R., "Development of transgenic plants containing green fluorescent protein reporter gene to study kinetics of secondary metabolite formation in plant root culture", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium, Johns Hopkins University, March 20, 1998.
  80. *Platz, M.; Curtis, W.R., "Biotransformation based on secreted peroxidase activity from plant cell suspension culture", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium, Johns Hopkins University, March 20, 1998.
  81. *Mukandan, U.; Curtis, W.R., "Growth performance of hairy root cultures in bioreactors", National Symposium on Recent Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, University of Hydrabad, Hydrabad, INDIA, Jaunuary 29-31, 1998.
  82. *Bonser, A.; Curtis, W.R., "Phytoremediatioin of hydrocarbon contaminated soil", College of Agriculture Graduate Research Fair, Penn State University, March 19, 1997.
  83. *Curtis, W.R.; "Reactor Design and Scale-up for Plant Root Culture" International Symposium of Plant Biotechnology for New Bio-materials, Seoul National University, KOREA, August 27, 1997.
  84. *Merritt, C.; Carvalho, E.; Curtis, W. R., "Nutrient reallocation and signal transduction in root cultures exposed to pathogenic fungi", Penn State Symposium on Plant Physiology, Penn State University, May 22-24, 1997.
  85. *Bordonaro, J.L; Asplund, P.T.; Curtis, W.R., Role of root hairs and internal diffusional mass transfer resistance in nutrient limited root culture", Penn State Symposium on Plant Physiology, Penn State University, May 22-24, 1997.top
  86. *Bonser, A.M.; Curtis, W.R.; Bergage, R., "Measurement of air transport to roots and root aeration for wetland species", Penn State Symposium on Plant Physiology, Penn State University, May 22-24, 1997.
  87. *Carvalho, E.; Merritt, C.; Curtis, W. R., "Fungal elicitor signal transduction and oxygen uptake during phytoalexins production in plant root cultures", Biochemical Engineering X, Calgory, CANADA, May 18-22, 1997.
  88. *Singh, G.; Curtis, W.R. "Elicitation of secondary metabolites" ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 1997.
  89. Ramakrishnan, D.; Wasilko, D.; Lee, S.E., "Bioreactor design and scale-up of plant tissue cultures", ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 1997.
  90. Tescione, L.; *Curtis, W.R. "Reactor Design and scaleup of plant tissue cultures", ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 1997.
  91. *Platz, M.; *Curtis, W.R. "Development of a cell culture system for biotransformation in a hollow fiber reactor", AIChE Regional Paper Competition, Bucknell University, March 22, 1997.
  92. *Bonser, AM.; Curtis, W. R., "Design of reactor for measurement of oxygen transport by wetland plants", Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition, Penn State University, March 22, 1997.
  93. *Tescione, L.; *Ramakrishnan, D.; Curtis, W. R., "Chemical Plants - The Green ones: Reactor design for high density growth of root cutures", Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition, Penn State University, March 22, 1997.
  94. *Carvalho, E.; *Merritt, C.; Curtis, W. R., "The elicitation of plant root cultures for the production of chemicals", Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition, Penn State University, March 22, 1997.
  95. *Asplund, P.; *Bordonaro, J.L; Curtis, W. R., "Biological solutions to engineering problems: Improvement of oxygen transfer in plant root cultures", Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition, Penn State University, March 22, 1997.
  96. *Asplund, P.; and Curtis, W. R., "Kinetics of oxygen use and transport in plant root cultures", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Penn University, Philidelphia, PA, March 14, 1997.
  97. Curtis, W.R.; Brincat, M; Ramakrishnan, D.; Tescione, L.D.; *Humphrey, A.E., "Recent advances in root reactor design: An oxygen mass transfer approach.", Tenth International Biotechnology Symposium, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, August 25-30, 1996.
  98. *Ramakrishnan, D.; Humphrey, A. E.; and Curtis, W. R., "On-line monitoring and mass transfer characterization of pilot-scale trickle bed reactor operation for high tissue density growth performance of plant root cultures", American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, March 24-28, 1996.
  99. *Brincat, M.; and Curtis, W. R., "Measurement of nutrient diffusion and uptake from plant tissue culture", AIChE mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Competition, Weidner University, March 2, 1996.
  100. *Tescione, L.; Ramakrishnan; Curtis, W. R., "Characterization of oxygen mass transfer in a pilot-scale submerged root culture in Solanum tuberosum", AIChE Annual Meeting, November 12-17, 1995, Miami, FL.
  101. Tescione, L.; Carvalho, E.; Ramakrishann, D.; *Curtis, W.R. Oxygen transfer limitations in pilot-scale reactors for plant roots, Japanese Society of Chemical Engineers, Niigata, July 27, 1995.
  102. Ramakrishnan, D.; Asplund, P.; Sabatini, J.; *Curtis, W. R., "Role of diffusion in the growth of plant roots in culture", Japanese Association of Plant Cell Culture, Joshi University, Tokyo, July 15-16, 1995.
  103. Ramakrishnan, D.; Tescione, L.; *Humphrey, A.E.; Curtis, W.R., "Oxygen transfer in root culture: Implications to reactor design", Engineering Foundation Symposium: Biochemical Engineering IX: Interdisciplinary Foundations for Creating New Biotechnology, Davos, SWITZERLAND, May 21-26, 1995.
  104. *Brincat, M. C.; Curtis, W. R., "Measurement of nutrient diffusion and uptake by plant tissue culture", Mid-Atlantic AIChE Student Regional Research Conclave, West Virginia University, April 21-22, 1995.
  105. *Criss, S. E.; Curtis, W. R., "The effects of sparging on plant cell suspensions, Mid-Atlantic AIChE Student Regional Research Conclave, West Virginia University, April 21-22, 1995.
  106. *Welp, K. A.; Curtis, W. R., "Extraction of secondary metabolites for bioreactors", Mid--Atlantic AIChE Student Regional Research Conclave, West Virginia University, April 21-22, 1995.
  107. *Carvalho, E.; Curtis, W. R., "Characterization of fluid flow resistance in packed bed root reactors", Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium, Research Triangle Park, NC, March 10, 1995.
  108. *Tescione, L.; Curtis, W. R., "Oxygen mass transfer in root cultures: I. Role of gas dispersion / interfacial effects", Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium, Research Triangle Park, NC, March 10, 1995.
  109. *Ramakrishnan, D.; Curtis, W. R., "Oxygen mass transfer in root culture: II. Liquid mixing / internal tissue resistances", Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium, Research Traingle Park, NC, March 10, 1995.
  110. *Singh, G.; Reddy G. R.; Curtis, W. R., "Fungal elicitation - application to bioreactor dosage for production of secondary metabolites", AIChE National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 1994.
  111. De Hass, C.; Reddy, G. R.; Back, K.; Chappell, J.; *Curtis, W. R., "Comparison of roots and cells in response to fungal elicitation", Annual Meeting, Society of Industrial Microbiology, Boston, MA, August 1-5, 1994. (Invited Speaker)
  112. *Tescione, L., Humphrey, A.E., Curtis, W.R., "Monitoring the growth and performance of Agrobacterium-transformed root cultures", Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, May 27, 1994.
  113. *Singh, G., Curtis, W.R., "___", Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), College Park, Maryland, May 1994.
  114. De Hass, C.; Singh, G.; Reddy, G. R.; *Curtis, W. R.; Chappell, J., "Sesquiterpene induction: Elicitor binding, signal transduction, and molecular dynamics during feedback repression", Annual Meeting, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 13-18, 1994. (Session Chair) =============== Below here needs to be reversed order
  115. *Newell, J. A.; Curtis, W. R., "Optimization of chemical production from plant tissue cultures combining fungal elicitation and nutrient limitation", AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November, 1989.
  116. *McKelvey, S.; Curtis, W. R., "Effect of bioreactor design on growth and hyoscyamine production in Agrobacterium transformed "hairy-root" cultures of Hyoscyamus muticus", presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Pasadena, CA., March, 1991.
  117. *Huertas, N.; Curtis, W. R., "Repeated fungal elicitation of root cultures for the production of chemicals", presented at Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Paper Competition, Rutgers, N.J., April 19-21, 1991.
  118. *Corry, J.; Curtis, W. R., "In situ extraction of root-derived chemicals in a continuous bioreactor", presented at Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Paper Competition, Rutgers, N.J., April 19-21, 1991.
  119. Dunlop, D. S., *Reddy, R., Pannuri, S., and Curtis, W. R., "Sesquiterpene induction from plant root cultures", ACS Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Aug. 25-30, 1991.
  120. Hrivnak, J. A., McKelvey, S. A., Corry, J. P., *Curtis, W. R., "Design and operation of reactors for large-scale production of chemicals from plant root cultures", ACS Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Aug. 25-30, 1991.
  121. Zaharis, H., McKelvey, S., and *Curtis, W. R., "Design of airlifts and immobilized reactors for plant tissue and organ culture", Annual AIChE Summer Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 19-23, 1991.
  122. *Corry, J.; Curtis, W. R., "In situ extraction of root-derived chemicals in a continuous bioreactor", AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 1991.
  123. Hrivnak, J. A., McKelvey, S. A., Corry, J. P., *Curtis, W. R., "Bioreactor design for chemical production from roots", AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 1991.
  124. *Cuello, J. L.; Walker, P. N.; Curtis, W. R., "Ebb-and-flow bioreactor for hairy root cultures", 1991 International Winter Meeting, sponsored by The American Society of Agricultural Engineering, Chicago, IL, December 17-20, 1991.
  125. Singh, G.; Reddy, G.R.; Curtis, W.R. "Interpreting elicitation as a binding phenomena", Sixth Annual Mid Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium Student Symposium, Rutgers University, NJ, March 20, 1992.
  126. *Yin, S.; Back, K.; De Haas, C.; Curtis, W. R.; Chappell, J., "Induction of sesquiterpene cyclase in elicitor-treated tissues of Capsicum annum and Hyoscyamus muticus", 3rd Gathersburg Symposium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, June 7-10, 1992.top
  127. Curtis, W. R., "Reactor design for plant root cultures", 1st Pacific Rim Food and Agricultural Biotechnology Conference, Sacramento, CA, June 20-24, 1992. (INVITED SPEAKER)
  128. *De Haas, C. R.; Back, K.; Flores, H.; Chappell, J., "Molecular kinetics of fungally elicited sesquiterpenes from cell and root cultures", 11th Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology: Cell Growth and Regulation", State College, PA, July 23-25, 1992.
  129. *Reddy, G. R.; Reddanna, P.; Curtis, W. R.; Reddy, C. C., "Rapid induction of lipoxygenase by fungal elicitors in Agrobacterium transformed Solanum tuberosum hairy root cultures", 11th Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology: Cell Growth and Regulation", State College, PA, July 23-25, 1992.
  130. *Singh, G.; Curtis, W. R., "Kinetics of phosphorus localization and utilization in hairy root cultures", American Society of Plant Physiologists Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 1-5, 1992.
  131. *Pannuri, S.; Reddy, G. R.; McNeill, D.; Curtis, W. R., "Growth and solavetivone production by "hairy root" cultures of Hyoscyamus muticus", American Society of Plant Physiologists Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 1-5, 1992.
  132. Flores, H. E.; Curtis, W. R.; Humphrey, A. E., "Organized root systems for production of specialty chemicals", 9th International Biotechnology Symposium, Crystal City, VA, Aug. 16-21, 1992.
  133. *Ramakrishnan, D.; Curtis, W. R., "Application of residence time distribution studies to plant root culture bioreactors", AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, Nov. 1-6, 1992.
  134. *Singh, G.; Reddy, G. R.; Curtis, W. R., "Characterization of elicitor dose response as a binding phenomenon", AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, Nov. 1-6, 1992.
  135. *DeHaas, C.R.; Back, K.; Flores, H.; Chappell, J.; Curtis, W.R., "Production and recovery of solavetivone in plant tissue cultures of Hyoscyamus muticus", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 1993.
  136. *Carvalho, E. B.; Ramakrishnan, D.; Curtis, W. R., "Growth of root cultures under convective flow conditions", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 1993.
  137. *Ramakrishnan, D.; Hollar, K. A.; Curtis, W. R., "Inoculation and operation of large-scale plant root culture bioreactors", Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 1993.
  138. *Sullivan, L; Singh, G.; Curtis, W. R., "Kinetics of sugar utilization by plant tissue culture", National Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 25-27, 1993.
  139. *Singh, G; Curtis, W. R., "Characterization of elicitor-receptor binding: Application to secondary metabolite production from plant tissue culture", 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association Symposium, Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, April 30-31, 1993.
  140. *Ramakrishnan, D.; Curtis, W. R., "Pilot-scale trickle-bed reactor for root culture growth", 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association Symposium, Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, April 30-31, 1993.
  141. *Reddy, G. R.; Singh, G.; Curtis, W.R. "Sesquiterpenes and their inducers - signal transduction in solanaceous hairy roots and cell cultures", 8th Annual Penn State Symposium in Plant Physiology, May 20-22, 1993.
  142. *Flores, H. E.; Curtis, W. R.; Humphrey, A. E., "Hairy roots, secondary metabolism and bioreactors: Rediscovering root biochemistry", 4th International Symposium on the Structure and Function of Roots, Stara Lesna, SLOVAKIA, June 20-26, 1993.
  143. *Singh, G.; Sullivan, L.A.; Curtis, W.R., "Growth of plant cell suspensions and root cultures on different carbon sources", American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 7-12, 1993.
  144. Ramakrishnan, D.; Carvalho, E.; Holihan, S.; *Curtis, W. R. "Fluid dynamic studies of plant root reactor systems", 1993 Annual Meeting, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 7-12, 1993.
  145. Curtis, W. R. "Introducing model discrimination in the context of dimensional analysis and semi-empirical correlations: Fluid mixing example", 1993 Annual Meeting, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Session: Statistics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 7-12, 1993.
  146. Curtis, W.R. "Design and operation of reactors for the production of chemicals from plant tissue culture", International Symposium on Recent Trends in Life Sciences, Osmania University, Hydrabad, INDIA, Nov. 19-22, 1993. (Plenary Speaker)
  147. *Ramakrishnan, D.; Curtis, W.R. "Scale-up of root cultures in bioreactors: A fluid dynamics approach", 1993 American Society Agriculture Engineering (ASAE) International Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 12-17, 1993.
  148. *Carvalho, E.B.; Curtis, W.R. "Convective flow bioreactors for roots", 1993 American Society Agricultural Engineering (ASAE) International Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 12-17, 1993.
  149. *Singh, G.; Criss, S.; Curtis, W.R. "Bioreactor implications for plant cell suspension cultures", International Winter Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Chicago, IL, December 14-17, 1993.
  150. *Singh, G.; Reddy, G.R.; Curtis, W.R. "Techniques for estimating elicitor dosage for secondary metabolite production from root cultures", International Winter Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Chicago, IL, December 14-17, 1993.

Dr. Curtis's Seminars

  1. Seminar: My Sabbatic/Post-Doc/PTSD: From Algae Oil and Paper-Eating Bacteria to Functional Transmembrane Protein expression in an Anaerobic Photo-heterotroph Penn State University, Dept. Chemical Engineering, University Park, PA, December 2, 2008.
  2. Seminar: True Green Engineering: Photosynthetic Biochemical Production Platforms, Utah State University, Center for Integrated Biosystems, October 2, 2008.
  3. Seminar: Bioreactor Design & Operation: From Plant Propagation to Plant Deconstruction Pioneer (DUPONT), Wilmington, DE, October 7, 2008.
  4. Seminar: Green Chemistry in Disposable Bioreactors. "Genentech", Process Development, San Francisco, CA 11/8/07.
  5. Seminar: Trickle Down Economics for Biofuels. Harvard Medical School, Genetics Department, Boston, MA, 4/30/2007.
  6. Seminar: Rapid Protein Expression in Plants (and other Cool Stuff). WPI (Worchester Polytechnic Institute), Worchester, MA, 12/6/06.
  7. SEMINARS .... There is about a bazillion missing here I need to dig up someday to update this.... 
  8. Seminar: "Biological Solutions to Bioprocessing Problems in Plant Biotechnology", University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 13, 2001.
  9. Seminar: "Chemical Productin in Cultured Plant Tissues", Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY, March 9, 2000.
  10. Seminar: "Plant tissues in bioreactors as a platform for manipulating plant biochemistry", University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD, 2/28/00.
  11. Seminar: "Examining Sesquiterpene Phytoalexin Metabolism in Solonaceous Plants in the Context of Pathway Metabolic Engineering Issues", Monsanto, St. Louis, 4/14/99.
  12. Seminar: "Reactor Design and Operation for Pilot-Scale Growth of Plant Tissue Culture", Monsanto, Madison WI, 4/13/99.
  13. Seminar: "Chemical Reaction Engineering using Plant Tissue Culture as the Catalyst", University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Amherst, Mass, 11/5/98.
  14. Seminar: " Industrial Herbal Medicine (A non-Paradox)", Alumni Huddle with the Faculty, Penn State Alumni Association, University Park, PA, 10/17/98.
  15. Seminar: "Bioconversion", Mobil Technology Corporation, Dallas, TX, 2/25/98.
  16. Seminar: "Reaction Engineering and Genetic Engineering of Chemical Production in Plant Tissue Culture", Penn State, Dept. of BioEngineering, University Park, PA, 1/15/98.
  17. Seminar: "Design and Operational stategies for large-scale plant suspension culture" followed by "Chemical Production from Plant Root Culture: Reactor design and scale-up", Sam Yang Research and Development (Taxol Production group), Taejon, KOREA, 8/29/97.
  18. Seminar: "Chemical Production from Plant Root Culture: Reactor design and scal-up", Kyung-Hee University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Kyunggi-Do, KOREA, 8/28/97.
  19. Seminar: "Chemical Plants, Genetic Engineering and other Equivocations", Penn State University, Plant Physiology Seminar Series, March 26, 1997.
  20. Seminar: "Chemical Plants, Genetic Engineering and other Equivocations", Dupont: Central Research, Wilmington, DE, March 24, 1997.
  21. Seminar: "Chemical production from plant tissue culture", U.C. Davis, Davis, CA, Feb. 24, 1997.
  22. Seminar: "Biochemical and engineering aspects of secondary metabolite production in plant tissue culture", Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT, August 26, 1996.
  23. Seminar: Institute of Applied Biochemistry, University of Tskuba, Tsukuba-City, Japan, July 25, 1995.
  24. Seminar: Bioscience Laboratory, Mitsui Sekka, Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd., Yamaguchi, Japan, July 24, 1995.
  25. Seminar: Dept. of Bioproduction Science, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, July 21, 1995.
  26. Seminar: Dept. of Biological Sciences & Technology, Tokai Universtiy, Shizouka, Japan, July 19, 1995.
  27. Seminar: Dept. of Chemical & Biological Sciences, Japan Woman s University, Tokyo, Japan, July 14, 1995.
  28. Seminar: Plant Breeding and Genitics Research Laboratory, Japan Tobacco, Inc., Iwata, Shizuoka-ken, JAPAN, July 12, 1995.
  29. Seminar: Dept. of Biotechnology, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, July 11, 1995.
  30. Seminar: Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan, July 11, 1995.
  31. Seminar: Food Color Laboratory Division, San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc., Osaka, JAPAN, July 6, 1995.
  32. Seminar: International Center for Cooperative Research in Biotechnology, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, July 6, 1995.
  33. Seminar: Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, July 6, 1995.
  34. Seminar: Laboratory of Plant Cell Physiology, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan, July 5, 1995.
  35. Seminar: Dept. of Applied Science, Okayama Universtiy of Science, Okayama, Japan, July 3, 1995.
  36. Seminar: Dept. of Applied Biological Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, June 30, 1995.
  37. Seminar: Research and Education Center for Genetic Information., Nara Instutute of Science & Technology, Nara, Japan, June 28, 1995.
  38. Seminar: Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, June 23, 1995.
  39. Seminar: "Reactor Design for Plant Tissue Culture", Department of Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Nov. 8, 1994.
  40. Seminar: "Chemical production from plant tissue culture", Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences Seminar Series, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, April 8, 1994.
  41. Seminar: "Use of sesquiterpene induction in the study of reactor design and operation", Salk Institute, San Diego, March 17, 1994.
  42. Seminar: "Penn State's Biotechnology Institute and Industrial Bioprocessing Resource Center", Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi, INDIA, Nov. 30, 1993.
  43. Seminar: "Design and operation of reactors for the production of chemicals from plant tissue culture", Lecture in short course at Department of Biochemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) New Delhi, INDIA, Nov. 29, 1993.
  44. Seminar: "Scale-up of chemical production from plant tissue culture", United Breweries; Research Division, Bangalore, INDIA, Nov. 25, 1993.
  45. Seminar: "Design and operation of reactors for the production of chemicals from plant tissue culture", Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA, Nov. 24, 1993.
  46. Seminar: "Penn State's Biotechnology Institute and Industrial Bioprocessing Resource Center", University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, INDIA, Nov. 23, 1993.
  47. Seminar: "Chemical plants - the green ones", in Chemical Engineering Department at Penn State University, Sept. 7, 1993.
  48. Seminar: "Design and scale-up of reactors for root culture", Purdue University, 9/8/92.
  49. Seminar: "Chemical production from plant tissue culture", at Merck, Rahway, NJ., 3/9/92.
  50. Seminar: "Reactor design for plant tissue culture," at USDA/ARS Philadelphia, 3/24/92.
  51. Seminar: "Techniques of enhancing chemical production from plant tissues in culture", Rohm & Haas Co., Spring House, PA, Sept. 1991.
  52. Seminar: "Research opportunities in chemical engineering," at City College of New York, 12/90. at Lincoln University, 4/10/91. at Seton Hill College, 3/3/92. at Lincoln University, 3/24/92.
  53. Seminar: "Enhancing chemical production from plant tissue culture", PSU Plant Physiology Seminar Series, 2/20/91.
  54. Seminar: "Bioreactor design and operation for the production of chemicals from plant tissue culture", University of Kentucky, February 8, 1991.
  55. Seminar: "Application of engineering principles to plant physiology", PSU Plant Physiology Seminar Series, Spring 1989.
  56. Seminar: "Modeling phosphorous limited growth kinetics of opium poppy culture", University of Virginia, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, spring 1988.