BactToTheFuture does not go on vacation and keeps sharing amazing synbio stories with us! Here is July’s top 10!
1. From meatless meat to animal free leather. Amazing products obtained thanks to #CellularAgriculture in #NewHarvest2018!
Cells are the fields and factories of the future that will revolutionise the way we obtain daily products like meat, milk, leather or textile fibres. We won’t need animals and plants anymore, instead, these engineered bioreactors will offer sustainable production options for the world’s growing demands. For the third year in a row, experts from the sector gather at New Harvest, the world’s first conference dedicated to cellular agriculture. Read more >
2. E. coli to power up your house? These solar panels work thanks to engineered #bacteria that transform sunlight into energy even under cloudy skies!
Renewable energy brought to a whole new level. Scientists from the University of British Columbia have engineered E. coli to produce great amounts of photosynthetic dyes and combining it with a semiconductor mineral they have turned this bacterium into an efficient solar panel that works even under conditions of low light! Read more >
3. Ready to learn all about the latest trends and business opportunities in #Synbio? Don’t miss the webinar by @SynbiCITE and @SynBioBeta today!
As the funding for synbio keeps rising, so do the business opportunities in this field! Experts from SynbiCITE and SynBioBeta tell you all about it in this webinar! You missed it? Don’t worry, it’s available online and just one click away! To the webinar >
4.#Microbes and sugar for an eco-friendly dyeing industry!
In a fashion driven world, textile production and dyeing leave one of the biggest water footprints on the planet. To solve this problem, the French biotech PILI offers a sustainable solution, using microbes to produce natural pigments in an eco-friendly way! This bioprocess scales down the volumes of water required for the dye manufacturing and also reduces the wastewater production as it doesn’t produce any toxic chemical byproducts. Read more >
5. Are you as fascinated by #microbes as we are? This #bacterium can produce antibiotics and help us fight dangerous pathogens! #AwesomeMicrobes
After the success of our first awesome microbe we continue our series with Eleftheria terrae, a gram positive bacterium that can kill pathogenic species including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. How? Thanks to its ability to produce Teixobactin, an antibiotic that inhibits cell wall synthesis and offers new weapons in the fight against resistant microbes!
6. We are sure Van Gogh would be proud of this #bacterial Starry Night! Impressive #AgarArt! #bacterialart #sciart
Forget about oil or watercolor and paint with bacteria instead! At the interface between science and art, we discover amazing pieces of bacterial art like this particular interpretation of Van Gogh’s starry night, an impressive picture that made it to our monthly selection To the painting >
7. Looking for a good read for this summer? Check out these Sci-fi #biotech books!
Summer time, holiday season for many people across the globe! Time to relax, sit down and enjoy a good book. If you still need some recommendations check out this list of biotech science-fiction books! Read more >
8. From the lab to your garden, beautiful color-changing flowers and the potential of #Synbio 🌺
Researcher and entrepreneur Keira Havens shows a beautiful side of biotechnology with her engineered color-changing flowers. A project that aims not only at delivering pretty synbio products but also at changing the social perceptions about GMOs and biotechnology. Read more >
9. Did you know that #biotech is one of the biggest employers in the EU? Check out Europe’s main biotech hubs!
Attention job seekers and biotech enthusiasts! Biotech keeps growing across Europe and the job opportunities flourish. Whether you are looking for inspiring biotechs, exciting projects or appealing locations, check out this post by Labiotech, a compilation of Europe’s most important biotech hubs! Read more >
10. #Microbes can help us get ready for life in space! Visit the Science Gallery in Dublin @SciGalleryDub and find out how! 🚀🛰
What could microorganisms and space travelling possibly have in common? Some of these tiny creatures like bacteria or tardigrades are able to survive extreme conditions on earth and therefore they are our best allies to explore the life adaptations required to survive in outer space. But how? This exhibition in the Science Gallery in Dublin has all the answers Read more >