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New funding from ERA CoBioTech for the proposal on ‘YogurtDesign’

New funding from ERA CoBioTech for the proposal on ‘YogurtDesign’

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 received the DoRa grant

Lorena Lima received the DoRa grant

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!

Ilona Faustova was Awarded as the Best Programme Director of the Year 2017

Ilona Faustova was Awarded as the Best Programme Director of the Year 2017

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[…]

iGEM Estonia received a silver medal

iGEM Estonia received a silver medal

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.

Petri Lahtvee presenting and participating the panel at the Estonian Bioeconomy workshop in Tallinn

Petri Lahtvee presenting and participating the panel at the Estonian Bioeconomy workshop in Tallinn

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[…]

SynBio group was organizing the Insitute’s conference in Rakvere

SynBio group was organizing the Insitute’s conference in Rakvere

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[…]

StartMeUp starts with monthly seminars on entrepreneurial skills

StartMeUp starts with monthly seminars on entrepreneurial skills

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[…]

ERA Chair Grant

ERA Chair Grant

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[…]

ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator 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[…]