March 21st, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

10 emerging technologies for 2012

Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology only make it to no. 2 on this World Economic Forum list of emerging technologies for 2012. Something will have to be done!

February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Computing, Papers, Protein design, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

Foldit article in Nature Biotechnology

For those interested in crowd-sourcing biological conundrums, there is an article in Nature Biotechnology about Foldit, the online protein folding game – solving puzzles for science.

January 30th, 2012 | Category: B. subtilis, Beginner's Guides, E. coli, iGEM, Information processing, Materials science, Media coverage, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

iGEM showcase part 2: Materials Science

In the first post of this series I looked at the last three winners of the iGEM Grand Prize: University of Washington, Team Slovenia and the University of Cambridge. In the second post I shall cover three imaginative iGEM projects which set out to produce useful materials in novel ways; namely Blood, Bone, and Concrete.