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. […]
Apply for an English-language Bachelor program in Science and Technology at University of Tartu. The international three years Bachelor’s program in Science and Technology at the University of Tartu, Estonia has innovative content and comprises selected parts of all that is taught in the Faculty of Science and Technology. It provides […]
ERA Chair Petri Lahtvee is going to be one of the Key Note Speakers at the International Conference of Life Sciences – the COINS – held on March 1-3, 2017, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Read more: http://www.thecoins.eu/
ERA Chair Dr. Petri-Jaan Lahtvee received a Personal Research Funding from the Estonian Research Council for his project “Combining synthetic and systems biology for the design of efficient cell factories”. The funding is granted for four years in an amount of 200 kEUR. Personal research funding means the funding […]
Prof Mart Loog is discussing the future of synthetic biology in the Estonian newspaper Sirp (only in Estonian). Tulekul on sünteetilise bioloogia ajastu
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.
Thursday, 1 December 2016 the University of Tartu marks the 97th anniversary of Estonia’s national university. To celebrate the anniversary, the traditional ceremonial meeting is held in the university’s assembly hall, where honorary doctorates and doctoral degrees are conferred and thereafter the UT award for Contribution to Estonian National Identity […]
Designed cells and designed humans – is synthetic biology going to destroy or salvage the humankind? When will the first 3D printed organs be implanted in humans? Is it possible to design a human from a scratch? What kind of changes could we expect in our society due to […]
According to one of the most important higher education lists, the QS World University Rankings, the University of Tartu (UT) now holds the highest position ever. The university’s position in the ranking has improved from 501 in 2012 to 347 in 2016. Read the full article from Estonian world web page.
ERA Chair coordinator Prof Mart Loog participated the Opinion Festival in Paide to discuss the ethical aspects of synthetic biology. In addition to Mart, the panel consisted of Dr. Kersti Jääger and senior scientist Dr. Viljar Jaks. The discussion was moderated by Priit Ennet. The discussion was recorded by Vikerraadio and […]