E. coli: a bacterium that can kill you… or save your life

If you google “E. coli”, you’ll quickly see that this bacterium has a bad reputation. The first results are related to infections and food safety issues. However, if you ask scientists, you will find that they fall no short when praising its advantages. It is one of the model organisms most widely used in synthetic [...]

By |2020-05-29T15:46:30+02:00May 20th, 2020|R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

August Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

Here is our selection of the best August SynBio stories from BactToTheFuture!* A new way to stop ice sheets from melting found right beneath them: Antarctic #bacteria vs. greenhouse gasses! Climate change keeps increasing global temperatures that are melting the ice sheets. And it is precisely beneath the Antarctic ice that methane-eating bacteria have been [...]

By |2017-09-05T10:03:15+02:00September 5th, 2017|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

“I will be happy if one day I open a Microbiology textbook and see a small section that says: lipid rafts in bacteria”

It is widely known that Fleming discovered penicillin by accident. Viagra’s famous effect was initially just a side-effect for an under-development drug against heart attacks, and one of the most famous sweeteners, saccharin, was discovered because Fehlberg forgot to wash his hands while looking for derivatives of coal tar. You can hear similar stories in [...]

By |2018-02-01T13:25:14+02:00August 3rd, 2017|R4B Stories|0 Comments

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