Jasmine’s experience in the BioRoboost exchange programme: “I enjoyed being able to experience research in an industrial setting…”

Jasmine Bird is a PhD student at the Marles-Wright Laboratory of Newcastle University. This research group uses structural biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques underpinned by synthetic biology technologies to answer questions relating to the function of bacterial compartmentalization systems and their rational design as platforms for biotechnology and synthetic biology. With the BioRoboost exchange … Leer más

“This exchange program encouraged me to start thinking about standardization…”, says Andries Peeters

Andries Peeters is doing his PhD thesis at the Center for Synthetic Biology of the University of Ghent and, in the first round of the BioRoboost exchange programme, he visited SYNMIKRO Marburg, an institute focused on gaining insight into the principles of microbial life and providing the necessary tools to tap the potential of microorganisms in … Leer más

“The BioRoboost Exchange Programme has been a great experience, both professionally and personally” – Adriel Latorre tells us about his stay in Ghent

Adriel Latorre is a PhD student that is doing his thesis at Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence S.L., a Spanish SME that is part of the BioRoboost consortia. In the framework of the BioRoboost exchange programme he spent two weeks in Ghent, and this is what he has to say about it:“The BioRoboost Exchange Program has been … Leer más

BioRoboost Round Table, views of the BioTech Industry (April 21st 2020, Brussels)

For businesses, standards are expected to reduce uncertainty of investments linked to research and innovation actions, to clarify and simplify the IPR landscape and to help to align regulations at all levels. From an early stage, BioRoboost has ensured the involvement of industry and has focused on finding the role of industry in standard definition … Leer más

Synthetic biology standards in the iGEM community and vice versa

November begins with the 2019 iGEM Jamboree in Boston, so let’s take a minute to consider the critical role that synthetic biology standards has played in the iGEM community and vice versa. The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition began in 2003 and rapidly grew from a few schools to a massive international event. One … Leer más

Discussing standards at the FEBS 2019 Advanced Lecture Course in Biosystem Design

From the 29th September to the 7th October 2019, the “FEBS 2019 Advanced Lecture Course in Biosystem Design: Computational and Experimental Approaches” took place on Spetses Island in Greece. This Advanced Lecture Course was focused on how we can design, engineer and characterise biosystems utilising advanced quantitative methods and technologies, and explored the diversity of applications of synthetic biology (build-to-apply) and … Leer más

Virtual discussion with Ángel Goñi: what novel applications of Synthetic Biology would you like to see in the near future?

What novel applications of synthetic biology would you like to see in a near future? In this short video, Ángel Goñi (from the University of Newcastle) shares with us his thoughts on using synthetic biology to obtain new and improved tools for bioremediation, while taking into account the evolutionary aspects of these novel constructs. Can … Leer más

Round table & networking event on Biosafety and DIY Biology (3rd September 2019, Ghent University)

Registrations are now open for our round table/networking event focused on Biosafety and DIY Biology. This event will take place in the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, on Tuesday the 3rd September 2019 at 4:30 pm. Speakers include: Dr. John McCarthy (WISB, University of Warwick, UK), Dr. Marjan de Mey (Ghent University, Belgium), Dr. Víctor de … Leer más

Virtual discussion with Roman Jerala: exploring your imagination with synthetic biology

What do you find most attractive about synthetic biology? What motivates you to work in this field? In this short video, Dr. Roman Jerala talks about opportunities synthetic biology can offer for young people. Dr. Jerala is a biochemist and synthetic biologist, and is currently the head of the Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology … Leer más