We are seeking a Ph.D. student in Systems Metabolic Engineering, a collaboration project with an industrial partner Graanul Invest AS, for efficient conversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars into value-added chemicals. Full description of the position: here Apply via email: lahtvee [at] ut.ee
On April 27-28, 2018, StartMeUp and ERA Chair in Synthetic Biology will co-organise the event ’BioInnovation Days 2018’ in Tartu, Estonia. BioInnovation Days 2018 is an international hackathon devoted to finding innovative solutions in the fields of BIOeconomy, BIOtechnology and BIOmedicine. We invite the participants to: COME UP with innovative […]
We are glad to welcome a new member to our Scientific Advisory Board – Dr. Morten Nørholm from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Denmark (CFB). At CFB, Morten is leading a Microbial Evolution and Synthetic Biology group. The group is developing the uracil excision DNA assembly technology. The focus […]
We are currently seeking a bioinformatics post-doc to lead analysis on metabolic modeling and large-scale data analysis of next-generation probiotics. Read the full description of the position: here Apply via email: lahtvee [at] ut.ee or via Researchgate, before April 7th, 2018.
Meet the ERA Chair Petri Lahtvee at the movie night organized by Bioscience Students’ Association in collaboration with AHHAA Science Centre, talking about synthetic biology and answering your questions. What does a spider-goat look like and why do scientists create such animals? Can scientists play God by creating organisms unlike anything […]
In the Estonian industry-oriented magazine ‘TööstusEST’, Dr. Petri Lahtvee is discussing the future of Estonian bioeconomy and the role of synthetic biology. Read the full text here (only in Estonian).
On Monday, February 12, 2018, Prof. Jens Nielsen gave an inspiring talk on the Systems Biology of Yeast Metabolism at the Institute of Technology in Tartu. Prof. Nielsen is one of the leading scientists at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability, the partner center for ECSB within the CelESTial […]
ERA Chair in Synthetic Biology is part of a consortium, receiving 1.5 mEUR over three years from the RITA program to write a Bioeconomy roadmap for Estonia. ERA Chair Petri Lahtvee is leading the Synthetic Biology subgroup and advising the consortium on novel biotechnology applications to develop a strategy for […]
Petri Lahtvee received 100 kEUR funding from ERA CoBioTech program for their proposal ‘YogurtDesign’ to study microbial interactions in yogurt. The proposal was awarded in the first round of the EraCoBioTech call, a transnational call that aims at bringing systems and synthetic biology approaches to biotechnological applications. Lahtvee and a team […]
Lorena Lima from the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil, received the DoRa travel grant from Estonian Research Council to visit our Synthetic Biology lab in Tartu for 10 months and work on the rose oil production project. Congratulations and welcome to Tartu!