Yannick Bomble


Research Activity per Year


Research Interests

Development of thermophilic bacteria for improved biomass deconstruction

Biomass degrading mechanisms of thermophilic bacteria

Metabolic modeling and pathway engineering in microbes for upgrading sugar to fuels and high value chemicals

Metabolic enzyme characterization, modeling, and engineering (thermostability, cofactor specificity, binding, rate limiting step)

Characterization, modeling, and engineering of biomass degrading enzymes from mesophilic and thermophilic bacteria

Quantum chemical calculations for the study of thermochemical properties and processes

Molecular dynamics

Quantum chemistry

Computational modeling

Computer software development (for applications in molecular dynamics [MD] and quantum mechanics [QM] calculations)

Protein purification

Protein characterization

Metabolic modeling

Professional Experience

Senior Research Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 2010–present

Research Scientist, NREL, 2008–2010

Research Associate, Scripps Research Institute, Department of Molecular Biology, 2006–2008

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2001–2006

Visiting Research Fellow, Universitt Mainz, Germany, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, 2004 and 2005

IMCC exchange fellow, Université de Lille I/ University of Texas, Austin, 2001

Education/Academic Qualification

Mathématiques Speciales, Lycée Faidherbe

Mathématiques Superieures, Lycée Faidherbe

PhD, Chemical Physics, University of Texas

Bachelor, Physics (with honors), minors in Mathematics and Chemistry, Université de Lille


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