Talk on sugar transporters in Kluyveromyces yeasts by Prof. John Morrissey – Register now!

We have the pleasure to invite you to a talk given by Prof. John Morrissey, senior lecturer in Microbiology and leader of a research group in Yeast Biotechnology at University College Cork. Prof. Morrissey currently coordinates two large multi-partner EU-funded H2020 projects – CHASSY and YEASTDOC and was recently (2019) appointed Editor in Chief of Read more about Talk on sugar transporters in Kluyveromyces yeasts by Prof. John Morrissey – Register now![…]

Massive Open Online Course on Biobased Materials produced by nine partners successfully finished

Duesseldorf, 09 April 2019 Last week the partners of the BIG-Cluster project CROSSBEE – Cross-border Bio-Economy Education – met for a final project meeting to evaluate the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ever produced by a consortium of nine partners. The partners from the Belgium region of Flanders, the Netherlands and the German state Read more about Massive Open Online Course on Biobased Materials produced by nine partners successfully finished[…]

New article in Nanoscale Horizons!

Many bacterial pathogens attach to biomaterials such as catheters, and grow to form biofilms. These surface-associated multicellular communities cause infections that are difficult to eradicate. Antiadhesion therapy represents an attractive alternative to antibiotics to prevent and treat biofilm infections. Using single-cell experiments, we show that glycolipids feature unusual high-efficiency and broad-range antiadhesive properties against Gram-positive Read more about New article in Nanoscale Horizons![…]

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?[…]