Microbial biofactories: the miniature workhorses of modern industry

From their first uses in the fermentation of alcoholic drinks almost 10000 years ago, to their current role in yielding a wide range of compounds such as drugs, soaps and food, microbes are changing the industry for good   These tiny organisms, along with the efforts of synbio scientists and years of research, are quickly becoming [...]

By |2020-10-16T11:28:09+02:00October 16th, 2020|R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

Green SynBio: Bacteria for a sustainable planet

Large numbers of species on the brink of extinction, rising global temperatures, air, water and soil pollution - these and other events are causing an unprecedented environmental crisis that the world is facing nowadays. At first sight, the forecast is unfavourable, and scientific studies point to human activities as the main cause for this shady [...]

By |2020-09-17T12:09:04+02:00September 17th, 2020|R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

Bacillus subtilis: synbio applications from the cell to the spore

When it comes to using microorganisms in the biotech industry, we can say there are two main kinds of scientists: those who work with Escherichia coli in their labs, and those who prefer Bacillus subtilis. These two bacteria species can be considered as counterparts: they belong to opposed groups in the Gram classification, a test [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:10:15+02:00August 19th, 2020|R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

Microbial food: from the lab to your table

In the last decades, synthetic biology has provided scientists with a wide range of experimental tools to engineer organisms for many different purposes. That’s what we have been doing in fields like drug production, energy sourcing, waste treatment… It was a matter of time for this technology to be used in the food industry! The [...]

By |2020-07-22T12:04:45+02:00July 22nd, 2020|R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

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