Auxiliadora Prieto Appears at ISBP 2018!

This year's International Symposium on Biopolymers, ISBP2018 for short, took place on October 21st to 24th in Bejing, China. P4SB's Auxiliadora Prieto appeared at this event as an invited lecturer, giving a talk about the P4SB project. Congrats!

Curious? Find out more about the ISBP2018 on their website!

Sebastian Köbbing Presents at Meeting of Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe Series!

P4SB's very own Sebastian Köbbing gave a talk at the fourth meeting in the Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe series. This event took place on 24th to 26th of October 2018 in Toulouse, France.

Congratulations, Sebastian!

 

Want to know more about this event? Go visit their Webpage!

 

Great new Article about the "Little Helpers in the Battle against Plastic"

The popular science journal "Hörzu Wissen" recently published a very interesting article about the "little helpers in the battle against plastic". It offers a well-researched window in current approaches the the issues of plastic waste, and also includes an interview with P4SB's very own Professor Blank!

The article was written by Manuel Opitz and was published in the fifth Hörzu Wissen issue of 2018.

 

Curious? Find out more on the Hörzu Wissen Homepage (in German)!

RWTH insight reports on P4SB!

RWTH's University newspaper, RWTH insight, has run an item about the P4SB Project in their most recent issue. The article was written by Celina Begolli, and appeared in the third issue of RWTH insight to be published in 2018.

Curious? Go read the article (in German) here!

 

New Publication by Our Project Partners!

Alexander P. S. Darlington, Juhyun Kim, José I. Jiménez, and Declan G. Bates recently published the new P4SB-related article "Engineering Translational Resource Allocation Controllers: Mechanistic Models, Design Guidelines, and Potential Biological Implementations". It was first published on October 15, 2018 in ACS Synthetic Biology. ACS Synthetic Biology is published by the American Chemical Society, and available via their webpage.

Curious? Go read the article here!

P4SB Presents at Symposium for Biotechnology and Chemistry for Green Growth!

P4SB's Professor Lars Blank has recenly presented the project at the Green Growth Symposium in Awaji, Japan, on 10th and 11th of September 2018. The JSPS Japanese-German Graduate Externship International Symposium "Biotechnology and Chemistry for Green Growth" was part of the Japanese-German Graduate Externship Program.

 

Want to learn more? Visit the Symposium Webpage!

Visitors from Taiwan!

On the 5th of September 2018, five students from Taiwan visited RWTH's Istitute of Applied Microbiology, where they met with some of our project's members. The 5 visiting students, who had won a Competition from the Taiwanese Ministry of Education with a proposal on biodegradable plastic, spent a day at RWTH as part of a study trip through Germany. The aim of this trip was to learn more about the science and technology of biodegradable Plastics, and to ultimately use the newly gained knowledge to help reduce the plastic pollution in Taiwan. 

All the best of luck to these young innovators in their studies and future careers! 

Ren Wei Presents at 9th International Congress on Biocatalysis!

At the 9th International Congress on Biocatalysis, P4SB's Ren Wei gave a presentation on "Biocatalytic degradation of synthetic polymers with thermophilic bacterial polyester hydrolases". 

The Congress took place from 26th to 30th of August 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Congratulations to all involved!

 

Want to know more about the 9th International Congress on Biocatalysis? Go visit their webpage

 

Great Article about Plastic Recycling in Britain!

The BBC has recently published a great article about recycling regulations and practices in Great Britain.

"All the plastic you can and cannot recycle", written by Wesley Stephenson, gives an interesting account of current recycling practices, their problems, and offers up an idea of what might change in the future.

 

Curious? Go read it on the BBC Webpage!

Wing-Jin Li Wins Award at EBC-VII + ISBE-2018 Joint Conference!

P4SB's very own Wing-Jin Li has received a „Best oral presentation award by a graduate Student” at the Joint conference EBC-VII + ISBE-2018 in Chania, Crete. Wing-Jin was awarded the second place for her presentation "engineering Pseudomonas putida for plastic monomer utilization".

Congratulations!

 

 

[Image: Wing-Jin Li giving her Award-winning presentation]