Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques

ISSN: 2155-9821

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Mark G Lefsrud

Associate Professor Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Canada



Dr. Lefsrud, an Associate Professor at McGill University leads the Biomass Production Laboratory.  His upbringing on a farm and work in the oil fields of Alberta, Canada combined with his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology gives him a very strong background in the fields of agriculture, biology, and engineering.  His research program deals with the development of bioprocesses and improvements in plant growth environmental energy usage.

The laboratory is focused on three areas: 1) The development and improvement of new sources of biomass (food, fibre and/or fuel); 2) The improvement of energy efficiency of greenhouses and plant growth environments (light (LEDs) and heating systems); and 3) The development of a proteomic system for monitoring of microorganisms and plants. His overall research philosophy is a holistic one in which focus on individual facets of an issue leads to a solution to the problem as a whole.

Research Interest

Bioresource Engineering, Fermentation Monitoring, Biomass Production, Food security,
biofuels, combustion and gasification

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Received Date: Jan 01, 1970
Accepted Date: Jan 01, 1970
Published Date: Jan 01, 1970

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