5th General Assembly held in Strasbourg

On the 20th and 21st of September 2017, P4SB held its 5th General Assembly in Strasbourg. During this highly successful meeting, the attending participants defined the project's goals for the next 18 months.

The General Assembly had all of the project partners in attendance, with the exception of BacMine. Many thanks go to everyone involved for an enjoyable, productive, well-organized meeting in a great location, and especially to SOPREMA for so kindly hosting the event in their rooms.

 

 

New Radio Report Featuring Prof. Lars Blank and Dr. Nick Wierckx

Image: Tragetaschen aus Biokunststoff (dpa / picture alliance / Bernd Settnik)

Prof. Lars Blank and Dr. Nick Wierckx from RWTH have been interviewed for a radio report from Deutschlandfunk to give their opinion about bioplastics. Read this interview on this webpage.

You can also listen to the full report by clicking on "Hören" in the right corner of the first picture on the Deutschlandfunk webpage. You can hear the Aachen team in minute 18.

 

New Article Featuring Global Analysis of All Mass-Produced Plastics

Check out this interesting publication dealing with the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured!

For more information also visit our Facebook page, or read the online publication itself!

UCD Dublin takes part in ESBP 2017

Niall Beagan gives poster presentation at 9th European Symposium on Biopolymers

At this year's European Symposium on Biopolymers (ESBP 2017), the P4SB Project was well-represented: Not only attended CSIS the event in Tolouse this July, but the UCD Dublin, too, had Niall Beagan in attendance, who presented a poster on behalf of himself and his colleages at UCD.

The poster focused on 'The conversion of polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) monomers into polyhydroxyalkanoate', and can be seen here!

 For more Information about this presentation and the ESBP 2017, check out the ESBP Homepage or the P4SB Facebook!

Partner CSIC Presents at ESBP 2017

Dr. M. Auxiliadora Prieto gives keynote presentation on July 5th, 2017

P4SB-project Partner CSIC participated in the 9th European Symposium on Biopolymers in Toulouse last week, where they gave the following presentations:

  • Manoli, M.-T.; Nogales, J.; Prieto, A. System analysis of the PHA cycle with a focus on PhaZ in the metabolic robustness of Pseudomonas putida.
  • Prieto, A. An updated view on medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate production.
  • Mato, A.; Tarazona, N.; Hidalgo, A.; Cruz, A.; Jiménez, M.; Rivas, G.; Pérez Gil, J.; Prieto, A. Phasins at hydrophylic-hydrophobic interfaces: a promising tool for new biotechnological applications.

Curious? You can learn more about this event on the ESBP 2017 Webpage, or at the P4SB Facebook page!

Where plastic waste comes from

Look at this interactive world map to see, which countries pollute our oceans the most.

http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch

Reducing plastic waste!

A small but nice idea to prevent microplastic released from washing from entering into rivers and oceans.

http://guppyfriend.com/

Interview with Prof. Blank!

Prof. Lars Blank from RWTH Aachen University has been interviewed by WIRED, an American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics about the degradation of plastic by bacteria and caterpillars.

https://www.wired.de/collection/science

P4SB in the RWTH newspaper!

The RWTH newspaper "Karman" interviewed Prof. Lars Blank about P4SB and its contribution plastic waste reduction. Read the full article (in German):http://www.karman-ac.de

 

Plastic degrading caterpillars

The commentary of Prof. Lars Blank to plastic degrading caterpillars is now on YouTube as well. English subtitles are also available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch