The Estonian Centre for Synthetic Biology initiated a strategic collaboration project between University of Tartu and Graanul Invest AS – an Estonian company receiving €20.96 million from Bio-based Industries to set up a demo factory on producing biomass-derived sugars. Read more: here
In the framework of H2020 Widespread Teaming project Celestial, University of Tartu and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability organized a mini-conference on May 19th at the Danish University of Technology, Lyngby, to discuss more efficient collaboration plans. The program involved 24 talks, lab tours and extensive discussion sessions. […]
ERA Chair in Synthetic Biology, NPO Startmeup and other partners were coorganizing the first Bioinnovation Days 2018 event, taking place on April 27-28 at SparkHUB, Tartu, Estonia. Ninety eight participants from 9 different countries took part to come up and pitch ideas in the fields of bioeconomy, biotechnology and biomedicine. International […]
Estonian Center for Synthetic Biology, University of Tartu and Center for Food and Fermentation Technologies received a funding of 1.46 mEUR over the period of three years from Private Enterprice Estonia to develop a high throughput platform for growth improvement of next generation probiotics. ERA Chair Petri Lahtvee is leading the […]
Dr. Petri Lahtvee was interviewed by the Research Estonia to explain the opportunitties related to the developments in synthetic biology. Article entitled ‘Modern Alchemy Revalues Residues’ fosuses on the the potential of Estonian natural resources to be valorized via industrial biotechnology. Read the full article here.
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 […]