Helberth Lopez received the DoRa grant

Helberth Lopez from the University of Campinas, Brazil, received the DoRa travel grant from the Estonian Research Council to visit our Synthetic Biology lab in Tartu and work on the lipid production with oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides. Congratiulations and welcome to Tartu! 

Featured Article in Cell Systems

Our paper was selected as a Featured Article in the current issue of the Cell Systems. In this paper, we have carried out absolute quantification of yeast transcriptome and proteome across ten environmental conditions and studied the translation efficiency of the cells. Link to the paper here.

We are looking for a Research Engineer

We are growing our team and there is a position available for a Research Engineer in fermentation technologies. See more information from the file below: ResearchEngineer_position If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to lahtvee [at]

The first Estonian team is participating the iGEM competition in Boston

ERA Chair in Synthetic Biology in collaboration with Loog lab from TUIT has initiated the first Estonian team to participate the world largest Synthetic Biology competition iGEM. The iGEM competition is an annual, worldwide, synthetic biology event aimed at undergraduate university students, as well as high school and graduate students. […]

Extensive course on Integrative Data Analysis

In the framework of the International Symposium on Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB2016), ERA Chair holder Dr. Petri Lahtvee was teaching an extensive one-week course in Integrative Data Analysis at the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. The course was focused on the integration of high-throughput data and stoichiometric metabolic modeling.  

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