For thousands of years, humans have been using yeasts to produce wine, beer and bread. Yet for most of this time, yeasts have essentially been a black box: you feed them sugars and they produce alcohol in return. But not anymore. At GlobalYeast, a Belgian-Brazilian start-up, they understand yeasts inside out.Lees verder
To survive long-term in space, humankind will have to learn how to develop an artificial ecosystem. To this end, the European Space Agency (ESA) initiated the MELiSSA research programme almost thirty years ago. It soon became clear that the knowledge acquired during the course of this programme could also be applied to make life on Earth more sustainable.Lees verder
'A top molecule' is how Sander van Berkel describes the discovery of BCN, made in 2010 at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Now this molecule is the basis for Synaffix, a young biotech company in Oss that now has many big pharma companies as partners. An interview with co-founder and director of R&D Operations Van Berkel and CEO Peter van de Sande about their ambitious plans for a tiny molecule.Lees verder
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