• 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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  • Metafood, Metacode, Metalife

      Biofaction is very excited to host the “Metafood, Metacode, Metalife” workshop together with the iGEM Paris Bettencourt Team at the Centre Recherches Interdisciplinaires in Paris for their NightScience Event. The topic of this year’s NightScience Event is “Equitable Access to Scientific Research and Education”, which includes such themes as…

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  • Biofaction now on Facebook

    After LinkedIn and Twitter you can now follow us on Facebook for news, events and informations about BIOFACTION and related topics. Click image below:

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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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  • Orkan Telhan Selected As Artist In Residence To Explore Synthetic Biology

    Introduction The interdisciplinary artist Orkan Telhan who is also an assistant professor of Fine Arts at University of Pennsylvania, has been chosen as the artist in residency for a six week programme at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT), University of Southern Denmark. The art programme is initiated by…

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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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  • Unlocking marine biotechnology

    By Markus Schmidt published on nature.com on 22.06.2015 Although marine organisms are known as a source of bioactive compounds with pharmaceutical applications such as antibiotics, antivirals, analgetics, immunomodulatory-, antitumor-, anti-inflammatory-, antiallergenic compounds, their potential still remains largely unexplored. Synthetic biology, in combination with a better ecological understanding, has the potential…

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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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