1. A cream made of squid to heal up burns? 🐙 @iGEM_Leiden team plans to use #bacteria to make a squid tentacle protein that mimics human skin! 🦠 Watch this video to know more! 👀 Currently, doctors don’t have enough treatments to restore the skin of burn victims back to its functional state. Now, the [...]
Water bottles, food packages, supermarket bags… we all use them on our day to day and, in the vast majority, they’re all made from plastic. Just in Europe, we are consuming over 50 million tonnes of plastic each year: nearly 100 Kg of plastic for each one of us! In the face of this environmental [...]
Jiri Damborsky and his team from Loschmidt Laboratories are our experts in protein engineering at #R4B! Watch our latest video and get to know them!
1. Shiny, resistant and made by #bacteria! 💎 These #AwesomeMicrobes can create pearl-like materials! Meet them here! 👇 Nacre is a material made by some molluscs that acts as the inner shell layer and coates the outer layer of pearls. Its toughness and stiffness makes nacre a very desirable material, but its obtention has been [...]
Grooming and beauty are important issues in modern societies. You only need to turn on the TV to see a lot of commercials offering anti-aging treatments, make-ups in all colours and shapes and products designed to take care of the skin. The importance of cosmetics is currently overwhelming and, consequently, its market weight in economy [...]
Recombinant protein production is a challenge that the team from enGenes Biotech is specialized on! #MeetThePartners with our latest video and discover more about this young Austrian Biotech.
1. “Survivors from space”: that’s how astronauts called these #bacteria 👩🚀 Why? They survived 533 days on the exterior of the International Space Station! 🚀🛰️ Bacteria won’t stop surprising us! Now the German Aerospace Center has discovered that some microorganisms, including bacteria, have survived on the exterior of the International Space Station for 533 days. [...]
In the 60s, more than 10 antibiotics were discovered. In the 70s, this number raised up to 17. It kept surging until hitting its peak in the 80s, when we found 41 antibiotics we didn’t know before. From then, it has been a steady decline. In the last ten years, we have come across only [...]
Efficient microbial cell factories and bioinformatics join forces to ensure a sustainable biotech and a circular economy! Watch our latest episode of the #FutureOfSynbio featuring our partner Carlos Acevedo from Biosyntia!
The months pass by and we continue working hard on our attempt to engineer synthetic lipid rafts. Every six months our international team comes together to share results, discuss about problems and find joint solutions to ensure the progress of the following steps of the project. This time we gathered in Brno, Czech Republic, the [...]