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April Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. #Bacteria are everywhere… also in our tongues! 🦠👅 You can see them in these astonishing pictures! 👇 There are trillions of bacteria living in different parts of our bodies, and many of them have made their homes in our tongues. Different microbes live on this organ and, surprisingly, they have [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:59:13+02:00May 5th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

From H2020 to spin-off

After working hard for many years, saying goodbye to an H2020 project can be hard. This is especially true if you have achieved good results when you are left wondering how to expand and exploit them further. Luckily, the project doesn’t have to end with the H2020 funding. In this post, we want to go over [...]

By |2020-04-13T09:24:35+02:00April 13th, 2020|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

TOPCAPI: microbial factories to produce antibiotics

Antibiotics are one of the scientific innovations that changed the world back in the 20th century. However, the overuse and the misuse of antibiotics during the years have fed the emergence of multi-resistant bacteria. As a consequence, “superbug” infections are one of the most urgent threats that humankind has to fight. Since the discovery of [...]

By |2020-03-20T11:44:55+02:00March 20th, 2020|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

February Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Bricks made of #bacteria that can repair themselves? 🧱🦠 #Synbio could be in charge of the buildings of the future! 🏘🧬 We have already heard about self-healing concrete but now scientists have gone a step further and they are building materials that can be grown on-site! A team from the University of Colorado [...]

By |2020-03-06T10:58:19+02:00March 6th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Bioroboost: standardising synthetic biology

If you crack open a TV, your laptop or your phone, you’ll see that their parts look very similar: resistances, capacitors, transistors… You could take some of these parts, use them in another device, and they would work! Although it seems natural now, this standardisation was everything but spontaneous. It took (and still takes) a [...]

By |2020-02-24T15:37:41+02:00February 24th, 2020|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

January Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. A farewell to antibiotic-resistant #bacteria! 🦠🚫 This new plastic film could keep these microbes off surfaces 👇 Most bacteria are harmless but there are a few species that can infect us and make us ill. These potentially dangerous microbes can become a real headache for professionals working in restaurants or hospitals, where an [...]

By |2020-02-05T10:12:10+02:00February 5th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Moving forward with Rafts4Biotech

Last week the R4B team met in Brussels for the second Review Meeting. It has been 36 months of hard work, some obstacles, lots of results and great progress that we got to share with EC Officer Carmen de Vicente and the expert Michael Desvaux.  After this very fruitful meeting we are ready to dive [...]

By |2020-01-27T12:58:22+02:00January 27th, 2020|R4B news|0 Comments

December Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. All for one and one for all! ⚔ Some #bacteria can resist #antibiotics by acting as if they were just one organism! 🦠 Antibiotic resistant bacteria are one of the major health threats of our times. Among the most dangerous ones, Pseudomonas aeruginosa stands out. These microbes are particularly dangerous for people enduring [...]

By |2020-01-21T14:29:12+02:00January 21st, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Microorganisms for a better world: synthetic biology and sustainable development

Climate change. Loss of biodiversity in both land and the oceans. Inequality and poverty. There are many global challenges that humankind must face in order to bring peace and welfare to everyone. With this in mind, the United Nations adopted in 2015 the Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global blueprint towards a better life for [...]

By |2020-06-16T10:10:31+02:00January 21st, 2020|R4B Papers|0 Comments


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