November 28th, 2013 | Category: Beginner's Guides, E. coli, iGEM, Microbiology, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic Biology & its Application

As promised here are a few notes and links on the key points of today’s lecture: Synthetic Biology and its Application (28th November 2013). Follow the links for further information. Synthetic Biology – it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Three key aims of synthetic biology were highlighted: the first […]

October 25th, 2013 | Category: E. coli, Media coverage, Metabolic engineering, Video | Leave a comment

German Diesel and Other News

For German coverage of our biofuels paper, look no further than 3sat. The article starts at 22mins and features interviews and cameos from many in the mezz. lab. Keep your eyes pealed for a stealth technician around the 23.40min mark. Further good news is a nomination for a University of Exeter Impact Awards in the ‘Outstanding impact […]

June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Arabidopsis, iGEM, Metabolic engineering, Papers | Leave a comment

Harvard iGEM 2010

The iGEM team from Harvard 2010, and their iGarden have found their way to publication in the Journal of Biological Engineering. Their new paper, “A BioBrick compatible strategy for genetic modification of plants“

April 20th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Health, iGEM, Metabolic engineering, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

iGEM – extending the reach of synthetic biology

Here is an article from Integrated DNA Technologies that is well worth a read. IDT sponsored 11 teams in the 2011 iGEM competition.

March 20th, 2012 | Category: Microbiology, Saccharomyces, Video | Leave a comment

Magnetic yeast – from the Oscillator

Christina Agapakis (aka Oscillator) discusses a recent paper from Pam Silver’s lab in this post, “magnetic yeast“.

March 9th, 2012 | Category: Fungi, Microbiology, Papers | One comment

Plastic-eating fungi

Biology is the raw material for synthetic biology. In this paper, ‘Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by endophytic fungi‘ published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the authors describe fungal isolates from the Ecuadorian rainforest with the potential for bioremediation.

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