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 […]
The launch of the ERA Chair project in Synthetic Biology at University of Tartu is being followed by media and news outlets. Read more: researchinestonia.eu
We have established a collaboration project with the group of Prof. Wendel Silveira from the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil, to characterize and elucidate the potential of local non-conventional yeast strains as efficient producers of bio-ethanol.
Welcome our new employee, Dr. Kanstantsin Dziadziulia from Belarus. From May 1st 2016, Kanstantsin is joining our metabolic engineering lab to work on translational regulation of yeast.