A new article was published in the journal ‘Green Chemistry’. Herein, complex coacervation of micelles from a bolaform sophorolipid biosurfactant with oppositely charged cationic polyelectrolytes (i.e., chitosan oligosaccharide lactate, poly (L-lysine) and poly(allylamine)) was investigated. You can find the article here.
On the 1st of August, a new project will start at InBio.be that focuses on expanding the functional portfolio of biosurfactants. The research partners that will contribute to this project are Ghent University (Faculty Bioscience Engineering InBio.be, Faculty Green Chemistry and Technology SynBioc en Honeybee Valley), Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Flanders Materials Centre (FLAMAC) Read more about New project ‘AppliSurf’ starts on the 1st of August![…]
In our newest review article “Starmerella bombicola, an industrially relevant, yet fundamentally underexplored yeast”, the focus is laid on the discovery, taxonomy, habitat, cellular characteristics, biochemistry and genetics of this non-pathogenic yeast. You can find the minireview in FEMS Yeast Research right here.
From 18th to 22nd June 2018, an ICGEB course about “Development of surface active compounds from microorganisms: production, characterization and evaluation” took place in (Guayaquil) Ecuador. The patented technology platform around innovative and new glycolipids developed at InBio.be was presented by dr. Sophie Roelants.
Our new book chapter ‘Transformation of an Exotic Yeast Species into a Platform Organism: A Case Study for Engineering Glycolipid Production in the Yeast Starmerella bombicola’ is published in ‘Synthetic biology: Methods and protocols’. In this chapter, a step-by-step approach on how to transform non-conventional yeasts or fungi into platform organisms is described. The non-conventional glycolipid producing yeast Starmerella bombicola (and Read more about Check out our book chapter in ‘Synthetic Biology: Methods and Protocols’[…]
Click here to read Prof. Wim Soetaert ‘s last column, published in Petrochem 05-2018.
On the 27 st of March 2018, DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose NV celebrated the regulatory approval of their first human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient for infant formula in the European market: 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL)! Human milk oligosaccharides, complex carbohydrates found in breast milk, are an important breakthrough innovation in infant formula, developing a Read more about Regulatory approval of the first human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) in Europe[…]
We are happy to announce that our LipoActives team is extended with two enthusiastic researchers! Congratulations ir. Jelle Remmery and ir. Sven Dierickx with your Doctoral (PhD) Grant from FWO!
The article of ir. Lisa van Renterghem with title “From lab to market: An integrated bioprocess design approach for new-to-nature biosurfactants produced by Starmerella bombicola” is available online now. You can read the article here.
Breast milk is the golden standard in nutrition for babies, but for all sorts of reasons, we also need infant formula as an alternative for breast milk. There are some mothers who simply can’t breastfeed or suffer from conditions where breast milk transmits disease. Sometimes a baby is not able to feed on the breast Read more about Article: Making Infant Formula More Like Mother’s Milk[…]