It was a pleasure to have so many international researchers joining us in Madrid last September for our first R4B Symposium! We enjoyed the meeting very much and so did our guests! We collected their impressions in this video:
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
Scientific conferences, IGEM projects and awesome microbes! BactToTheFuture brought us lots of interesting #synbio stories this month and we chose the best ones for you. 1 You don’t see them but they are incredibly powerful. Learn all about the #microbes that surround you watching this #TEDtalk by @AnneAMadden Antiseptic mouthwash for a healthy smile, sterilizing [...]
We are not schoolkids anymore but lifelong learning is still our mindset at Rafts4Biotech. Thus, after a short summer break, we prepared a month full of training and dissemination activities to start off strong with our “school-year” and to foster knowledge exchange! We started with our fourth General Assembly at the headquarters of CSIC in the [...]
At Rafts4Biotech we want to foster open science and dissemination and thus we prepared this video protocol to share it with the whole scientific community. In just a few minutes you will learn how to isolate lipid rafts step by step. Ready? Click below!
The history of insulin production is a great example of how bacteria can really revolutionize our manufacturing strategies. These microbes work as miniature factories that we can engineer thanks to synthetic biology to produce a wide range of valuable products. Our partner Aimee Wessel from the Institut Pasteurs tell us all about it in the [...]
Back from your summer break? Don’t be sad, we want to make your return to work as bearable as possible so we have gathered August’s best BactToTheFuture stories for you! 1 These companies will revolutionise the way we eat thanks to #SyntheticBiology Hoppy beer without the hops, sugar-free sweets, or fungi-derived pet food are just [...]