Estonia iGem team Tartu Tuit had an exclusive opportunity to meet president of Estonia 🇪🇪 Kersti Kaljulaid in the World Leaders Forum held in New York 🇺🇸 on the 2nd of November. Topic of the forum: Estonia, the Digital Land. We are very thankful to Columbia University for the opportunity to attend the forum and participate in discussion aboutRead more about Meeting the President of Estonia in New-York[…]
Tartu_TUIT iGEM team consisting of Science&Technology students and LoogLab members successfully participated in iGem 2018 competition and achieved silver medal.
The Estonian Centre for Synthetic Biology initiated a strategic collaboration project between University of Tartu and Graanul Invest AS – an Estonian company receiving €20.96 million from EU Bio-Based Industries initiative program to set up a demo factory on producing biomass-derived sugars. The main coordinator of the collaboration program from the CelESTial side is prof.Read more about University of Tartu and Graanul Invest cooperate to develop wood valorisation technology[…]
In the framework of H2020 Widespread Teaming project Celestial, University of Tartu and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability organized a mini-conference on May 19th at the Danish University of Technology, Lyngby, to discuss more efficient collaboration plans. The program was organized by prof. Morten Nørholm (DTU Biosustain) and prof. Mart Loog (CelESTial), andRead more about Celestial mini-conference in Copenhagen[…]
Petri Lahtvee received 100 kEUR funding from ERA CoBioTech program for their proposal ‘YogurtDesign’ to study microbial interactions in yogurt. The proposal was awarded in the first round of the EraCoBioTech call, a transnational call that aims at bringing systems and synthetic biology approaches to biotechnological applications. Lahtvee and a team of academic researchers in theRead more about New funding from ERA CoBioTech for the proposal on ‘YogurtDesign’[…]
Lorena Lima from the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil, received the DoRa travel grant from Estonian Research Council to visit our Synthetic Biology lab in Tartu for 10 months and work on the rose oil production project. Congratulations and welcome to Tartu!
Dr. Ilona Faustova, Research Fellow in Molecular Biology and Programme Director of Science and Technology was honoured as the best programme director of the year 2017 (Best Head of the Programme). Ilona Faustova: “It’s a great honour to me and means we are doing right things. Our aim to provide high quality innovative education and to develop the field ofRead more about Ilona Faustova was Awarded as the Best Programme Director of the Year 2017[…]
On December 6, at the Cleantech Breeze event in Tallinn, Cleantech ForEst and Tehnopol alumni nominated the MVPs of the cleantech field in 2017: Startmeup received a price as a Cleantech Initiative of the Year 2017. More information here.
Congratulations! iGEM Estonia received a silver medal at the final Jamboree in Boston! GO iGEM Estonia! We did it!!! 💪🏼✨•••#igem #igem2017 #igemestonia #synbio #giantjamboree #estonia Posted by Estonia iGEM on 12. november 2017. a.
STARTUP DAY – THE BIGGEST BUSINESS FESTIVAL IN THE BALTIC STATES Meet us on December 8th at the University of Tartu stand! The theme of sTARTUp Day 2017 is “From Zero to Hero” – stories about those who we look up to in the world of business, or should look up to. It all startsRead more about Meet us at sTARTUp Day on December 8, 2017[…]
Collaboration Festival is an event bringing together entrepreneurs, who are creating innovative products and services, and Estonian universities and research institutions, which are devloping novel technologies. In 2017, it is already the third organized event taking place on November 28 at the MEKTORY building in Tallinn. This year’s event keywords are Human. Environment. Resource. TheRead more about Petri Lahtvee presenting and participating the panel at the Estonian Bioeconomy workshop in Tallinn[…]
The first Estonian iGEM team has successfully finished their project and is ready to go to Boston to compete at the final Jamboree event. Read more about our project. Support us on Hooandja.
Petri Lahtvee and Prof Mart Loog wrote an opinion article ‘Synthetic Biology – the heart of the Estonian bioeconomy’ published in the largest Estonian daily newspaper Postimees. Read the full article from here (only in Estonian).
Petri Lahtvee is giving a talk about ‘Synthetic Biology: sustainable bioeconomy concept for Estonia’ at the Estonian Human Genetics Association conference on November 16-17, 2017 in Rakvere, Estonia. Full program and registration: here.
ERA Chair holder Petri Lahtvee was introducing his project and future plans at the NCP_WIDE.NET and NCP_Academy Workshop in the section ‘The impact of Widening success stories’. NCP_Academy Workshop took place on October 10-11, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. More information can be found here.
Petri Lahtvee and Vahur Zadin were the main organizers of the TUIT biyearly conference ‘Human2.0 – science with blurred boundaries’. This two-day conference took place on September 19-20, 2017 in Rakvere Spa Hotel and the program consisted of plenary lectures, poster sessions, and workshops on advancing the entrepreneurial skills and on an efficient communication in aRead more about SynBio group was organizing the Insitute’s conference in Rakvere[…]
NPO StartMeUp, an initiative promoting entrepreneurial activities at the Institute, will start with the monthly seminars on entrepreneurial skills. We will invite entrepreneurs at different stages of their development, investors, startup incubators and many more to tell us their stories and inspire us to think big. Program for 2017: September 27: Icosagen Cell Factories OÜ: CEO MartRead more about StartMeUp starts with monthly seminars on entrepreneurial skills[…]
Prof Mart Loog is discussing the future of synthetic biology in the newspaper Sirp (only in Estonian). Tulekul on sünteetilise bioloogia ajastu
According to one of the most important higher education lists, the QS World University Rankings, the University of Tartu (UT) now holds the highest position ever. The university’s position in the ranking has improved from 501 in 2012 to 347 in 2016. Read the full article from Estonian world web page.
The financial support of 2.5 million euros received from the ERA Chair measure of the European Commission strengthens the starting position of the synthetic biology centre set up at the Institute of Technology of the University of Tartu. Synthetic biology is a new research field that has gained attention in the past few years. ItRead more about ERA Chair Grant[…]
Estonia secures its first ever ERC Consolitator Grant to advance synthetic biology Mart Loog, UT Professor of Molecular Systems Biology, received a prestigious Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) amounting to almost two million euros. Loog aims to develop an entirely unique toolbox of circuit elements that can be used in synthetic designerRead more about ERC Consolidator Grant[…]