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Excellent: Best Poster Award for Michael Kohlstedt

Michael Kohlstedt was awarded with the best poster award at the HIPS Symposium, 27-28. July 2019 to highlight his innovative research on the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Every year in Germany alone, thousands of people die from infections that are caused by this bacterium....

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Judith Becker receives the research price of the Hans-and-Ruth Giessen Foundation

Judith Becker from the Institute of System Biotechnology of Saarland University was awarded the price and 20.000 € for her excellent research on tailor-made cell factories. The patronage of the award ceremony on June 13, 2019 in St. Ingbert had taken over Prime Minister Tobias Hans. In her...

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iSBio on TV: Aroma research broadcast in the science magazine Xenius

The ZDF spent a whole day in our laboratories in June to present our research on the fermentation of cocoa beans for its science magazine Xenius. In this way we clarify the basics for the formation of taste in the production of chocolate - in which microorganisms play an important role, as they do...

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Alumni Meeting at iSBio - Reunion of more than 20 years of biotechnology research at UdS

On May 10, 2019, there was a warm and euphoric reunion at iSBio. Around 70 former and current employees of the Institutes of Technical Biochemistry and Systems Biotechnology met for a major alumni anniversary. In addition to celebrating more than 20 years of successful biotechnology research and...

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Burg Wilenstein – iSBio Retreat

The iSBio team spent three days together at Burg Wilenstein in Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle, a 12th-century hilltop castle, partially restored with a conference center, provided a great ambience for intensive exchange and discussion. Important topics this year were the planning and...

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iSBio in the newspaper: The milk alternative does it!

The Saarbrücker Zeitung highlights our research on the development of healthy plant milk products on the occasion of the Open Day 2019 at Saarland University. The plant alternatives based on soya, almonds or oats have an attractive eco-balance, and unlike cow's milk, do not resort to...

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New Bioeconomy Project within the Saarland Research Program

The Research Program (LFFP) promotes the further development of the Saarland as a knowledge and business location. Our new NINA project was selected 2019 as part of this funding initiative. Specifically, our team will explore the feasibility of using waste streams from the wood industry for...

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Three recent iSBio dissertations published

Fresh published are the dissertations of Veronique Beckers, Jonathan Fabarius and Susanne Schwechheimer, who have carried out their PhD research work in our team. All of the doctoral projects were carried out jointly with industrial cooperation partners. Veronique worked in a green biotechnology...

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New EU project with the French Metabolome platform in Toulouse

The EU initiative IBISBA - Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator - enables researchers to collaborate transnationally with leading technology platforms to connect top-level biotechnology research within Horizon 2020. Our new project "High Flux" has been selected for...

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Metabolic engineering provides new opportunities to improve nutrition and global food security

Since the advent of modern biotechnology, we have experienced a tremendous development, driven and inspired by demand, competition, and the quest for novel, exclusive and sustainable products from renewable resources. Nature itself delivers a diversity of organisms, enzymes, pathways, and metabolic...

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Fermentation of Cocoa Beans Requires Precise Collaboration Among Two Bacteria, and Yeast

WASHINGTON, DC – June 10, 2014 – Good chocolate is among the world’s most beloved foods, which is why scientists are seeking to improve the product, and enhance the world’s pleasure. A team of researchers from Germany and Switzerland—the heartland of fine...

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