Successful Symposium on Systems Biology for Food, Feed, and Health

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Tuesday, June 24th over 90 people participated in the Symposium Systems Biology for Food, Feed, and Health in Hotel Wageningsche Berg. This symposium was organised by the Wageningen Centre for Systems Biology. Eight renowned scientists covered topics on different biological levels: from intracellular regulations via formation of cell tissue to the dynamic behaviour of ecosystems. The symposium was opened by Prof. Jaap Molenaar who presented the specific approach to Systems Biology at Wageningen University and closed by Prof. Vitor Martins Dos Santos who gave an overview about the development of the European Systems Biology infrastructure. ┬áDuring the poster session students had the possibility to present their research. WCSB symposium Jaap Molenaar, Wageningen University The Wageningen approach to Systems Biology Dolf Weijers, Wageningen University Genetic control of patterning and growth in…
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Science paper published

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On April 5th 2013 an article was published in Science magazine with the title: Archaeal (Per)Chlorate Reduction at High Temperature: An Interplay of Biotic and Abiotic Reactions. This article has been written by Martin Liebensteiner and Alfonds Stams from the Laboratory of Microbiology and Peter Schaap of the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology. External writers are Martijn Pinkse from Analytical Biotechnology Section and Netherlands Proteomics Centre and Bart Lomans from Shell Global Solutions International B.V. Abstract Perchlorate and chlorate anions [(per)chlorate] exist in the environment from natural and anthropogenic sources, where they can serve as electron acceptors for bacteria. We performed growth experiments combined with genomic and proteomic analyses of the hyperthermophile Archaeoglobus fulgidus that show (per)chlorate reduction also extends into the archaeal domain of life. The (per)chlorate reduction…
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Publication iGEM in PLOS ONE Synthetic Biology Collection

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On August 15th PLOS ONE announced the launch of the Synthetic Biology Collection, including over 50 papers publishes in the last six years that illustrate the many facets of this dynamically evolving research area. And on the top of that list is the publication of the iGEM team! The Synthetic Biology (2012) PLOS Collections can be found here: http://www.ploscollections.org/syntheticbiology
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