In these uncertain times marked by the COVID-19 pandemic we have strived to raise awareness about the brighter side of the microbial world. In our aim to bring microbiology closer to society, and particularly to the youngest, we have developed an educational outreach activity to introduce children to microorganisms in general and bacteria in particular. [...]
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 [...]
IGEM 2019 is around the corner! Our partner Auke van Heel tells us about this great synbio initiative in our latest #FutureOfSynbio video
Same, same but different! What are the boundaries between genetic engineering, biotechnology, and synthetic biology? Our partner Uwe Sauer from ETHZ tells us about it in our latest episode of the #FutureOfSynbio!
Oscar Kuipers and his team at University of Groningen are using synthtic biology to optimise the production of antibiotics! Watch our latest video and #MeetThePartners!
Jiri Damborsky and his team from Loschmidt Laboratories are our experts in protein engineering at #R4B! Watch our latest video and get to know them!
Grooming and beauty are important issues in modern societies. You only need to turn on the TV to see a lot of commercials offering anti-aging treatments, make-ups in all colours and shapes and products designed to take care of the skin. The importance of cosmetics is currently overwhelming and, consequently, its market weight in economy [...]
Recombinant protein production is a challenge that the team from enGenes Biotech is specialized on! #MeetThePartners with our latest video and discover more about this young Austrian Biotech.
The months pass by and we continue working hard on our attempt to engineer synthetic lipid rafts. Every six months our international team comes together to share results, discuss about problems and find joint solutions to ensure the progress of the following steps of the project. This time we gathered in Brno, Czech Republic, the [...]
At the beginning of the 20th century, the discovery of antibiotics had a great impact on human health. For the first time, we could treat diseases in previously unthinkable ways, by using compounds synthesized in nature by plants and, strikingly, also by microorganisms. For example, Penicillin, the first discovered antibiotic, was isolated from a type [...]