New Publication

Please find below a link to a book chapter written by our CSIC team. Great work!

9th European Symposium on Biopolymers (ESBP 2017)

ESBP 2017 will be taking place at Hôtel Mercure in the beautifull city of Toulouse, France from the 5th–7th July 2017. ESBP 2017 aims at bringing together leading experts from both academia and industry to share knowledge and insight into the challenges and opportunities surrounding biopolymers production from microbes. ESBP 2017 will focus on recent developments in the area of biopolymers production, characterization and processing but also on the numerous applications of biopolymeric materials in a variety of fields, including medicine and medical devices, smart materials, coatings, personal care products, structural materials, agro food and agriculture, and many other areas. The main spotlight of ESBP will be on Biopolymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, alginates, cyanophicin, poly phosphate, rubber (polyisoprene), etc. Further, ESBP-2017 aims to:

• Gather delegates from companies and from diverse scientific and academic settings to participate in critical debates;
• Facilitate sharing and collaboration between specialists from different backgrounds;
• Evaluate the current and future situation of biopolymers markets;
• Measure advancements relating to industrialization of production chains.

Registration opens 5 January 2017
Abstract submission opens 3 April 2017
Abstract submission deadline 1 May 2017
Abstract selection 15 May 2017

New Publication in Microbial Biotechnology!

P4SB has its next scientific publication written by José Jiminez from University of Sussex:

P4SB and plastic degration

Auxiliadora Prieto from project partner CSIC gave an oral talk to approx. 80 attendees about P4SB and plastic degration. Check out the Spanish blog for more details:

We have a new partner!

We are happy to introduce our new partner New_InnoNet!

NEW_InnoNet´s main goal is to mobilise stakeholders towards joint efforts aimed at implementing circular economy approaches and thus develop and reinforce solid foundations for building the European Near-Zero waste Platform.

Predatory bacterium that kills to obtain bioplastic

Congrats to Auxiliadora and her team from our project partner CSIC having achieved this important milestone in gaining bioplastic from P. putida:

Support for the European Federation of Biotechnology

P4SB supports the idea of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) to urge European decision makers to provide a framework in which scientific developments, including applications of so-called Synthetic Biology (= P4SB), can flourish. Read here the full statement!

P4SB in the Portland Press!

Thanks to the contribution of our partner University of Surrey P4SB has its next scientific publication. The article explains "Properties of alternative microbial hosts used in Synthetic Biology: Towards the design of a modular chassis".



What is a microplastic?

A great animated infographics by CNN, tracing the breakdown of plastics into increasingly smaller fragments.

Click here for more:

German health magazine writes about P4SB

P4SB is part of the article "Kommt nicht in die Tüte" in "Vigo Gesundheit" published by the public health insurance AOK, issue 5, October/November 2016, pp. 40-41 (in german only).