The synbio toolbox is full of microbes. Today: L. lactis and B. subtilis

Spidersilk with unusual strength. Vanillin to make ice-creams taste delicious. Insulin that saves thousands of lives. All these interesting products can be produced in bacteria thanks to synthetic biology and they all have faced a crucial step in their development: what microorganism should be the chosen one? Currently, two main protagonists take over the stage: [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:04:56+01:00October 23rd, 2019|R4B Papers|0 Comments

How researchers design cleaning bacteria in 3 steps

Diesel oil floating on the ocean’s surface, old chemical hazards stacked up in an industrial warehouse, pollutants filtrating into the soil… Industrial activities produce a vast amount of residues that are a risk not only for humans, but for the environment. These compounds are often hard to clean and end up in places that are [...]

By |2019-07-30T10:58:19+01:00July 30th, 2019|R4B Papers|0 Comments

Mining the antibiotics of the future

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 [...]

By |2019-04-22T09:59:41+01:00April 22nd, 2019|R4B Papers|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+01:00January 29th, 2019|R4B news, R4B Papers, R4B Stories|0 Comments

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