Welcome to the Bacterial Park

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.  [...]

By |2020-05-29T16:06:11+02:00May 29th, 2020|BactToTheFuture, R4B news|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

The beauty and the vitamins: biofactories for the cosmetic industry

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 [...]

By |2019-05-29T15:26:03+02:00May 27th, 2019|R4B Biotechnology, R4B news, R4B Study Case|0 Comments

General Assembly in Brno

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 [...]

By |2019-04-10T10:51:25+02:00April 10th, 2019|R4B news|0 Comments

Bacteria & antibiotic resistance: when the problem can also be the solution

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 [...]

By |2019-02-27T10:07:12+02:00February 26th, 2019|R4B news, R4B Stories, R4B Study Case|0 Comments

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