MycoSynVac: when synbio gives vaccine developers the boost they need

Vaccines have saved millions of lives worldwide. They banished smallpox from the face of the Earth in 1980, and other diseases like polio or malaria are going the same way. However, there are diseases that resist vaccination effects. One of these cases is Mycoplasma infections. Mycoplasma are microorganisms that, although they also infect humans, are [...]

By |2019-09-23T12:04:24+02:00September 23rd, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

From trash to value: how bacteria convert plastic waste into something we can use

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 [...]

By |2019-05-27T14:21:12+02:00June 24th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

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

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