EU Industry Days 2019 @ Brussels

On Tuesday 5th February prof. Soetaert participated in the session “Developing sustainable markets: the role of the circular economy in the EU” at the EU Industry Days 2019, organised by the European Bioeconomy Alliance (Brussels). The debate circled around the challenges and opportunities of a full uptake of the bioeconomy in Europe, where prof. Soetaert Read more about EU Industry Days 2019 @ Brussels[…]

CARBOSURF – Results in Brief published article on CORDIS

  The CARBOSURF project addressed the full exploitation of two very promising types of specialty biochemicals. These include glycolipid biosurfactants (new-to-nature sophorolipids, rhamnolipids, mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) and xylolipids) as well as specialty carbohydrates with high market interest. These innovative molecules were developed for the food, cosmetic and nutraceutical industry in close cooperation with relevant major Read more about CARBOSURF – Results in Brief published article on CORDIS[…]

SIRE: A versatile toolbox for genome editing

Chromosomal integration of biosynthetic pathways for the production of high‐value chemicals is a necessity to develop industrial strains with a high long‐term stability and a low production variability. Here we present SIRE, Serine Integrase Recombinational Engineering, a novel methodology which combines the ease of recombinase mediated cassette exchange (RMCE) with the selectivity of orthogonal att sites of the Read more about SIRE: A versatile toolbox for genome editing[…]

Check our review in Biotechnology Advances: Hidden antibiotics: Where to uncover?

The quest to find novel antibiotics is currently very difficult in a time where antimicrobial resistance is on the rise. By causing 25.000 deaths in the European Union alone, it is the sixth major death cause in the EU. In case too little novel antibiotics are developed, many surgical procedures will become increasingly risky and the Read more about Check our review in Biotechnology Advances: Hidden antibiotics: Where to uncover?[…]

New article published in Colloids and Interfaces on ‘Expression of Chimeric Cytochrome P450s’

‘Classical’ biosurfactants produced by Starmerella bombicola contain oleic acid as the incorporated hydrophobic group. However, other chain lengths can (to a certain content) be incorporated by feeding the yeast with substrates of alternative chain lengths, be it with a lower efficiency.  This is defined by the substrate specificity of the first enzymatic step in sophorolipid biosynthesis, Read more about New article published in Colloids and Interfaces on ‘Expression of Chimeric Cytochrome P450s’[…]

Kick-off event Applisurf industry user group @ 8 October!

The AppliSurf INDUSTRY USER GROUP Kick-Off Event will be organised on 8 October 2018 at 9.30am in Ghent (Belgium). More information on this event can be found here. Registration is free but mandatory. Companies that wish to be involved in the user group can still join this VIS project by completing this form or contacting dr. Sophie Roelants.