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

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

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 |2020-02-20T10:44:01+02:00January 21st, 2020|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

Bacteria that munch on CO2 and brew bioplastics

The climate crisis is a pressing and complex matter that requires varied, innovative solutions: manufacturers changing the way they produce consumer goods, regulations that foster those changes, and social movements that support the shifts, to mention a few. Today we want to talk about how synthetic biology is helping with it: transforming the raw CO2 [...]

By |2020-01-21T14:27:50+02:00December 17th, 2019|R4B Biotechnology, R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

MycoSynVac: when synbio gives vaccine developers the boost they need

Vaccines have saved millions of lives worldwide. They banished smallpox from the face of the Earth in 1980, and other diseases like polio or malaria are going the same way. However, there are diseases that resist vaccination effects. One of these cases is Mycoplasma infections. Mycoplasma are microorganisms that, although they also infect humans, are [...]

By |2019-09-23T12:04:24+02:00September 23rd, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

From trash to value: how bacteria convert plastic waste into something we can use

Water bottles, food packages, supermarket bags… we all use them on our day to day and, in the vast majority, they’re all made from plastic. Just in Europe, we are consuming over 50 million tonnes of plastic each year: nearly 100 Kg of plastic for each one of us! In the face of this environmental [...]

By |2019-05-27T14:21:12+02:00June 24th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

Chassy and R4B: yeast and bacteria to prove synbio advantages

Bread, wine and beer need yeast to ferment, and cheese and yoghurt are possible thanks to bacteria during its processing. Many species of fungus are major sources of pharmacologically active drugs, such as antibiotics like Penicillin. Microorganisms are present in a lot of products we use and food we consume in our everyday life. They [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:07:27+02:00March 19th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

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