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May top10 BactToTheFuture stories

BactToTheFuture brought a lot of Synbio debate and amazing applications in May. Did you miss them? Don’t worry, we selected the Top10 for you! 1. If we want #Synbio in our lives, we have to talk about it. Applications, benefits, concerns, regulation. Let’s debate! Genetically modified organisms have been a very controversial topic for decades, [...]

By | 2018-06-01T09:25:30+00:00 June 1st, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

#FutureOfSynBio – Uwe Völker

The new episode of our new video series #TheFutureOfSynbio features our partner Uwe Völker fom Greifswald University. He explains us how model organisms like Bacillus subtilis can help us answering the most basic questions of Biology! Thanks to Synbio and the OMICS technologies we can understand how cells function at the molecular level and [...]

By | 2018-05-14T14:42:29+00:00 May 17th, 2018|R4B news, TheFutureOfSynbio|0 Comments

The Big Data of life

For centuries we have attempted to answer some of the most fundamental questions of biology and tried to understand how life works at the most basic level. It wasn’t that long ago that we first discovered the molecular actors of life -nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates- and it wasn’t until 1958 that we understood [...]

By | 2018-05-10T10:33:25+00:00 May 10th, 2018|R4B Stories|0 Comments

Rafts4Biotech reaches 1000 followers!

We are very glad to celebrate our first 1000 followers precisely on this date, coinciding with Europe Day! We take the chance to thank all the followers out there for their interest in Synthetic Biology and European research and also the Horizon 2020 programme for making this project possible. We keep working on engineering synthetic [...]

By | 2018-05-09T16:46:58+00:00 May 9th, 2018|R4B news|0 Comments

April Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

BactToTheFuture stories keep blooming this spring! From a microbe-museum in Amsterdam to the latest synbio innovations and biotech news. Check out April’s Top10! 1. #Synbio has amazing #biotech applications but it also fosters basic research as it helps us understanding life! SynBio is widely perceived as an applied scientific field as it has a great [...]

By | 2018-05-04T08:26:41+00:00 May 4th, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Rafts4Biotech launches two new video series

At Rafts4Biotech we want you to be as excited about synthetic biology as we are! That’s why we have started our new video series #FutureOfSynbio, where the partners of our consortium will tell you all about the perspectives of this promising field. We start with our project coordinator, Daniel López, explaining how Synbio can [...]

By | 2018-04-24T15:08:32+00:00 April 24th, 2018|MeetThePartners, R4B news, TheFutureOfSynbio|0 Comments

Bacteria can take out our industrial trash

We may not notice it in our everyday lives, but bacteria and other microorganisms are responsible for recycling a lot of our trash. They turn our organic waste into compost, take part in the decomposition of dead plants in the forest, and some of them can even help us with nuclear waste! This is possible [...]

By | 2018-04-13T09:48:43+00:00 April 13th, 2018|R4B Stories|0 Comments

March Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

To make the way back to work easier after the Easter break here you have our monthly selection of BactToTheFuture Synbio stories. Enjoy! 1 #Biorefineries, the way towards a greener future! #SynBio Self-replicating, waste-recycling and pollution-reducing! These are some of the fascinating features of biological refineries that will make a sustainable future possible. synbio expands [...]

By | 2018-04-02T14:52:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

New hazards require innovative solutions: preparing the next generation of antibiotics

Gonorrhoea, tuberculosis, salmonellosis… Not so long ago, illnesses like these were fatal. Antibiotics allowed us to treat them, but the overuse we have been doing of these drugs has a downside: bacteria have become so used to the antibiotics that they have developed defence mechanisms against them. As a result, some of these diseases have [...]

By | 2018-03-14T13:35:15+00:00 March 14th, 2018|R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

February Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

Despite of being the shortest month of the year, february left us some memorable #Synbio stories! Here is our top 10 selection! 1 Mushrooms join the #SynBio world and produce new antibiotics to fight resistant #microbes! #AntibioticResistance Resistance to antibiotics poses a major threat to public health, and thus scientists worldwide work to speed up [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:45:03+00:00 March 6th, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments


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