Design and development of engineered live biotherapeutics: where are we and what are the limitations?

The promise of effective treatments that can be produced cheaply, delivered orally, and with minimal systemic side effects continues to fuel interest in using engineered bacteria as delivery systems to bring about a new wave of therapeutics. In the field of synthetic biology, a wide array of genetic tools have been developed for several microbial … Leer más

Synthetic Biology and standards in education

Synthetic biology is a research field that has been around for some time now, but that still isn’t included as a subject of its own in the curriculum of most biology-related undergraduate courses. This discipline requires specific educational approaches to inspire and train future synthetic biologists at the different educational levels. As described in a … Leer más

ShortBOL: a shorthand textual language to create SBOL designs quickly and easily

Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) is an open standard for the representation of in silico biological designs, facilitating computational design, exchange, and reproducibility of biological systems. SBOL uses RDF/XML serialization to express RDF graphs as an XML documents. Although this syntax is ideal for precise machine communication, SBOL RDF/XML is rather complex for humans to … Leer más

POSTPONED: BioRoboost Round Table, views of the BioTech Industry (date to be confirmed)

Considering the current situation with the COVID-19 disease, and after carefully studying the situation, we regretfully have to postpone the “BioRoboost Round Table: views of the BioTech Industry” originally scheduled in Brussels on April the 21st. The critical mass of companies and keyplayers we succeeded in gathering are a wonderful opportunity that we need to … Leer más

From scientific standards to global standards

The standardization system referred to in this article is that of the standardization organizations officially recognized by the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) for the development of voluntary standards at European level following the principles of the World Trade Organization (OMC) in the standardization field; and that participate in the of … Leer más

Virtual discussion with Davide De Lucrezia: what is the biggest challenge of implementing standards in synthetic biology?

What is the biggest challenge of implementing standards in synthetic biology? Please feel free to discuss this in the comment section below! In this video, Davide de Lucrezia, from Explora Biotec Srl (Italy) tells us what he thinks is the biggest challenge of implementing standards in SynBio. How do we chose a finite number of … Leer más

“It was always very enriching to work with people from different backgrounds” – Friederike Mey’s experience with the BioRoboost exchange programme

Friederike Mey is a PhD student at Marjan de Mey’s laboratory at the University of Ghent, and she chose the University of Edinburgh as her destination for the BioRoboost exchange programme. Here is what the experience was like: I heard about BioRooost via my supervisor, who is part of the network. Needless to say, the … Leer más

Two weeks at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg – Esther Molina’s experience

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.0.6″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.0.6″ column_structure=”1_3,2_3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.0.6″ type=”1_3″][et_pb_gallery _builder_version=”4.0.6″ gallery_ids=”224013,224014″ posts_number=”2″ show_title_and_caption=”off” show_pagination=”off” hover_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_gallery][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.0.6″ type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.0.6″ hover_enabled=”0″] Esther Molina is a PhD student at the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio, Spain), and with the BioRoboost exchange programme she spent two weeks at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. Here is what the experience … Leer más