• Von biologischer Diversität zu mikrobiellen Zellfabriken

    Der rasante Anstieg in der Verfügbarkeit der genetischen Grundlagen von Mikroorganismen, ermöglicht vertiefte Einblicke in die „Blaupause“ des Lebens. Sie liefert den wissensbasierten „Rohstoff“, um das biotechnologische Potential von Mikroorganismen auf einem bisher nicht erreichbaren Niveau zu erschließen. Aufbauend auf diesem Wissen hat sich das Konzept der „mikrobiellen Zellfabrik“ entwickelt,…

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  • How will synthetic biology and conservation shape the future of nature?

    April 9-11, 2013. University of Cambridge, UK Synthetic biology promises to change the world in significant ways, yet it is largely unrecognized within the field of conservation. This conference will bring together the synthetic biology and the conservation practitioner communities to discuss the implications that synthetic biology may have on…

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  • Real Fiction

    Presentations and Discussions about Design Engineering biology sits at the heart of the next technological revolution: genetics, molecular biology, synthetic biology. We have been manipulating nature for hundreds of years, will it be different? What would the everyday ‘microbial’ world look like? and who is imagining it? DIY bio-hackers are…

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  • Partnership with Nausicaá

    Biofaction and the french state-of-the-art Aquarium and aquatic public engagement centre NAUSICAÁ have agreed on a educative partnership to help protect ocean’s biodiversity and to educate and engage the public. Conservation and sustainable use of the oceans is a global challenge that can only be achieved by international collaborations and…

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  • ÖAW Symposium

    Symposium zur Synthetische Biologie an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.  

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  • Synbio Summer School

    The upcoming hands-on Summer Course on Synthetic Biology will take place in Madrid this Jun 23-Jul 6. Sponsored by the ST-FLOW Project and the ERASynBio Eranet, the accepted students will be defrayed their registration and accommodation expenses and there will be a number of travel bourses upon request. In addition…

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  • Making Perfect Life

    European Parliament publishes the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) – Options Brief No 2012-08, about “Making Perfect Life: European Governance Challenges in 21st Century Bio-engineering”. The Assessment was carried out by a number of European Technology Assessment Experts, including a contribution by Biofaction with respect to synthetic biology. The general aim of the…

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  • Ausstellung der Wiener Biokunst

    Nature Animée Kunst und Molekularbiologie? Die Bioart Gruppe Pavillon 35 bringt diese Felder zusammen. Lebende Materialien wie Pilze, Bakterien, Samen von Orchideen, Bohnen und Erbsen werden künstlerisch transformiert. Ebenso werden Konzepte aus Anatomie und Pathologie ästhetisch erfahrbar gemacht. Das Ergebnis kann man vom 4. bis 8.März 2013 im Heiligenkreuzerhof in…

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  • I can’t get rid of the horses

    Recent findings throughout Europe  demonstrated that “Beef” was in many cases horse meat. One can only speculate how long this foul practice has been going on and how many other products contain surprising ingredients. How often are food products tested once they have been approved for the market? Modern biotechnology,…

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  • Biosafety in synthetic biology

    Biofaction published an article about the biosafety considerations in the synthetic biology competition iGEM, see: Guan Z, Schmidt M, Pei L, Wei W, Ma K. (2013). Biosafety considerations of synthetic biology in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. Bioscience. Vol. 63 (1):25-34  

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