Although this German article states that bioplastic is not that succesfull as it should be, we are still convinced to contribute with P4SB to a better world. Can we change the authors opinion'? Let´s see what can be achieve during the next years!
Vikas Ecotech Ltd, manufacturer of specialty polymers, compounds and additives, has signed an MoU with Czech Republic based Nafigate Corporation for technology to convert waste cooking oil in to biopolymer PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate). As per the agreement, Nafigate will transfer Hydal technology, which is a process to convert waste cooking oil into PHA biopolymer by means of fermentation and subsequent PHA polymer isolation, to Vikas Ecotech.
15th International Symposium on Biopolymers; 26. September – 29. September; 28045 Madrid (Spain)
CSIC cordially invites you to attend the 2016 International Symposium on Biopolymers (ISBP2016), to be held in Madrid (Spain) from 26- 29, September. Please save these days in your agenda. ISBP is a successful congress series on biopolymers that has been held every two years since the initial meeting in Toronto 1988. ISBP will take place in the Hotel Rafael Atocha, Méndez Álvaro, 30, located in the center of Madrid, at walking distance of the main train station Atocha and directly connected to the airport.
Brexit- how does it affect P4SB and it's partners?
""Following the UK electorate’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), I know that people will have a lot of questions, many of which we cannot easily answer today. However, in the short-term there will not be any immediate material change to the immigration status of current and prospective staff and students, nor to the way the UK University sector participates in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus."-Professor G Q Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey
Let´s keep our fingers crossed that the referendum has no serious consequences for our P4SB-project!
Congratulations to Melissa Hart, who worked for our close partner SynBio lab at the University of Surrey. She has not only graduated today but also won the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation prize to the best Biochemistry project of this year!
Melissa worked under the supervision of Manuel Salvador and developed a molecular tool for CRISPRi in Pseudomonas putida. Her work was part of Surrey's contribution to P4SB.