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 [...]
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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!
"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, [...]
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!
Uwe Völker’s expertise in proteomics helps us optimising the production processes that we study at Rafts4Biotech. Watch the latest episode from our #MeetThePartner series and get to know his work!
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:
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]