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  • We are hiring! Suchen engagierten App-Programmierer

    Suchen engagierten App-Programmierer  Die Biofaction KG ist ein in Wien ansässiges Unternehmen im Bereich Wissenschaftskommunikation. Zur Ergänzung unseres Teams suchen wir einen Programmierer für die Umsetzung von insgesamt drei Gaming Apps für IOS und Android. Was wir voraussetzen: – Fähigkeit Applikationen für mobile Geräte (IOS & Android) zu programmieren, –…

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  • Biofaction @ TU Graz

    Biofaction’s Dr. Lei Pei has presented a lecture titled ‘Novel Genetic Firewall to Improve Biocontainment‘ at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, TU Graz in June. During Dr. Pei’s visit in TU Graz, she discussed the project of the first Austrain iGEM team, which is also a combination team between TU…

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  • Recommended read: Achselhöhlen-Käse und farbige Fäkalien @ Tagespiegel

    Recommended read on Der Tagesspiegel (in German): Der belgische Künstler Tuur Van Balen hat in einer Installation durchgespielt, wie sich Tauben mithilfe von synthetisch umprogrammierten Bakterien im Futter zu Produzenten von biologisch abbaubarer Seife umwandeln ließen. So könnten die „Flugratten“ zu gefiederten Putztrupps werden. Achselhöhlen-Käse, bunte Fäkalien und gurrende Seifenspender…

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  • Synthetic Biology Gets Inspiration from the Sea

    by Olga Radchuck and Markus Schmidt (Biofaction, Austria) published on plos.org June 23, 2015. A solution for the problem of antibiotic resistance, threatening public health, may come from an unexpected source. Marine sponges, for a long time regarded as a source of a wide array of valuable metabolites, prove, once…

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  • Starbeasts – An Interstellar Zeitgeber (‘time-giver’)

    by Stephen Fortune, Andy Gracie, Markus Schmidt, Georg Tremmel Presented during MAKING_Life in Helsinki. Cyanobacteria (S.elongatus PCC 7942), continuous culture device, acrylic, electronics Star Beasts subjects cyanobacteria (‘blue-green algae’) to artificial evolutionary pressures in order to modify their circadian rhythms to the day lengths of exoplanets in foreign solar systems.…

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  • INTERVIEW Oron Catts/Markus Schmidt

    Read below interview that Andi Gracie conducted with Markus Schmidt and Oron Catts about Synthetic Biology during MAKING_Life: What does the term ‘synthetic biology’ mean to you? How is it different from ‘traditional’ bio-engineering? Markus: Of all the definitions out there I prefer to use the one elaborated by the…

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  • BIO·FICTION on Tour in Helsinki

    BIO·FICTION on Tour’s latest stop was Lasipalatsi Näyttely in Helsinki at the end of May 2015. Besides an exhibition including artifacts of artistic approaches to synthetic biology a selection of videos from the second BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival was screened. Take a look at some images of the event…

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  • Read our latest BIO·FICTION newsletter!

    We continue our Tour internationally and can’t wait to showcase a selection of short films from our festival and creative visions of future applications of Synthetic Biology. Read more HERE. Visit On Tour info websites for -> Seattle and ->Taiwan.

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  • Starbeasts at Making Life

    Making_Life Exhibition The exhibition took place in Helsinki, Finland, at Lasipalatsi Näyttely and presented artistic responses and prototypes as a first result of Making_Life. Five different groups composed from the workshop participants tested approaches for a critical cultural perception of synthetic biology. The exhibition also included a selection of videos from the BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival that took place last…

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  • BIO·FICTION@Taiwan

    Thanks to our collaborator from Taiwan Bioart, we are happy to announce several BIO·FICTION events all over Taiwan in the coming months. The first confirmed  schedule will be April 25th at HuaShan with Changee’s event. PanSci will have the event a July 11th . We will have a  big event in the National…

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