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December Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

  Start 2019 discovering the best Synbio stories that BactToThefuture left us last December!   1. Engineered #bacteria could bring us a step closer to #Mars 🚀🛰️ In this years iGEM edition the team members from Exeter University presented their idea to produce oxygen in Mars using a compound found in the Martian soil, perchlorate. [...]

By |2019-01-08T13:49:54+00:00January 8th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

R4B microorganisms: Escherichia coli

Some weeks ago we introduce you to one of the two model organisms that we use at Rafts4Biotech, B. subtilis. Today is time for the other main character of our investigation Escherichia coli ! Discover all about this microbe at a glance!

By |2018-12-19T15:08:59+00:00December 19th, 2018|R4B Biotechnology, R4B news, R4B Stories|0 Comments

Stepping back to move forward

A long time has passed since Leeuwenhoek used a handmade microscope to describe the existence of microorganisms in the XVIIth century and since then, our knowledge about these tiny creatures has massively increased. He provided the foundations of modern microbiology, but it wasn’t until over two centuries later that the first evidences of microbial genetics [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:15:27+00:00December 11th, 2018|R4B Stories|0 Comments

November Top10 BacToTheFuture Stories

1. Turning food waste into bioplastic thanks to #synbio! ♻️ More than $1 trillion worth of food is wasted every year, and to fight this global squandering, this young entrepreneur has come with an idea to make the most out of this residues and give them a second chance turning them into bioplastic!  Read more [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:15:47+00:00December 1st, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

October top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Bacteria can help fighting #phenylketonuria! They just need a little #synbio help! #pku A pill with engineered E. coli could become the ultimate treatment for phenylketonuria patients. People with this genetic disorder are unable to break down the amino acid phenylalanine, that accumulates in their bloodstreams causing diverse neurological disorders. To combat this, researchers [...]

By |2018-11-05T12:26:16+00:00November 5th, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

#FutureOfSynbio – Veronika Stepankova

What does the future hold for synthetic biology? The outlook of this field is for sure very promising but there may be different paths ahead of it in both the academic and the industrial sectors. Our partner Veronika Stepankova from Enantis tell us more about this in the latest episode of our video series [...]

By |2018-10-30T11:14:26+00:00October 30th, 2018|R4B news, TheFutureOfSynbio|0 Comments

iGEM: Building with blocks 2.0

We assume that playing with building blocks is for children, but there are many who keep enjoying it as adults. They don’t build towers or houses anymore, but instead, they construct complex living organisms that are also made by standardised modular blocks: they are synthetic biologists. This young discipline is gaining adepts worldwide and one [...]

By |2018-10-24T15:49:10+00:00October 24th, 2018|R4B Stories|0 Comments

R4B microorganisms: Bacillus subtilis

Do you want to learn more about the two main characters of our investigation? Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, two different microbes with different features that we summarized in our new poster infographics. Discover more about these fascinating microorganisms at a glance! This month is time for Bacillus!

By |2018-10-16T11:52:19+00:00October 16th, 2018|R4B Biotechnology, R4B news, R4B Stories|0 Comments

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