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Chassy and R4B: yeast and bacteria to prove synbio advantages

Bread, wine and beer need yeast to ferment, and cheese and yoghurt are possible thanks to bacteria during its processing. Many species of fungus are major sources of pharmacologically active drugs, such as antibiotics like Penicillin. Microorganisms are present in a lot of products we use and food we consume in our everyday life. They [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:07:27+02:00March 19th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

February Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. Butterfly wings, the colourful feathers of a peacock or the iridescence of a hummingbird. These #bacteria could produce non-toxic paints of all the colours in nature🍃🖌️ There are some colours in nature that we have never been able to replicate, like the iridescent colours of butterflies. They are not pigments, but instead the result [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:06:51+02:00March 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Bacteria & antibiotic resistance: when the problem can also be the solution

At the beginning of the 20th century, the discovery of antibiotics had a great impact on human health. For the first time, we could treat diseases in previously unthinkable ways, by using compounds synthesized in nature by plants and, strikingly, also by microorganisms. For example, Penicillin, the first discovered antibiotic, was isolated from a type [...]

By |2019-02-27T10:07:12+02:00February 26th, 2019|R4B news, R4B Stories, R4B Study Case|0 Comments

#MeetThePartners – Uwe Sauer

Integrating different -OMICS data sets is a challenge that Uwe Sauer and his team tackle at R4B! Also, thanks to their expertise in metabolomics we can obtain useful information about the complex metabolic networks of our bacterial cells! Watch this video and #MeetThePartners from ETHZ!

By |2019-02-11T12:41:13+02:00February 11th, 2019|MeetThePartners, R4B news|0 Comments

January Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. 2018 has been an incredible year for #synbio. Check this compilation of the Top 10 moments! 🔬 No better way to start the year than with a compilation of the Top 10 moments in synthetic biology! 2018 has been an incredible year for synbio, researches in this field are gradually leading to new technologies [...]

By |2019-02-04T09:40:16+02:00February 4th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Bacterial factories: the opportunity for low-cost, green vitamins

"Take your vitamins!". How many times have you heard the expression? Since their discovery in the first decade of the 20th century, we know that they are an important part of our diet. They are essential nutrients that our body needs to function properly. B1 helps our cells with the metabolism of glucose, amino acids, [...]

By |2019-02-26T09:48:07+02:00January 29th, 2019|R4B news, R4B Papers, R4B Stories|0 Comments

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 |2019-02-04T09:55:36+02:00January 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+02:00December 19th, 2018|R4B Biotechnology, R4B news, R4B Stories|0 Comments

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