Top left: Colorized environmental scanning electron microscope photo of Gliocladium roseum, an endophytic fungus that produces biofuel.
Top right: Culture plate of Gliocladium roseum, an endophytic fungus that produces biofuel.
Dr. Strobelís current work focuses on the endophytic fungus, Gliocladium roseum, that he discovered in Patagonia. Gliocladium roseum has been shown to produce many of the same hydrocarbons found in diesel fuel.
MSU and Dr. Strobel will be conducting research on Gliocladium roseum in partnership with his son, Scott Strobel, chair of Yale Universityís Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.
MSU holds the patent on Gliocladium roseum. Parties interested in pursuing a license on the patent should contact MSUís Technology Transfer Office.