THE PLANT JOURNAL 20/06/16 Biotechnology and synthetic biology approaches for metabolic engineering of bioenergy crops. MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY 15/09/15 Application of Synthetic Biology to increased Agricultural Productivity in Australia. ISPSW Strategy Series - MARS 2015 - The DNA-®evolution of Agriculture. FARMING FUTURES 02/09/15 Synthetic biology can help us to secure a sustainable food supply. Synthetic biology can help us to secure a sustainable food supply.
Huw Jones of Rothamsted Research explains. It will not be long before crop plants are designed and built, bottom up, using the principles of synthetic biology. Plant breeding using classical, top-down or forward genetic approaches has served us well in the millennia since people settled in agricultural communities and started crossing plants, selecting individuals with traits that made farming easier and the edible parts more nutritious.
But it is slow, unpredictable and limited by the variation available in the breeders’ gene pool. If the rate of extreme weather events continues increasing, breeding based on currently available genetic variation and forward genetics approaches will struggle to provide predictably high crop yields that are resilient to future climate change in the time frames required. An alternative to top-down genetic crop improvement is the so called ‘reverse genetic’ approach. Why? EMBRAPA - MAI 2016 - Présentation : Synthetic biology and its applications in Agriculture. INNOVATEUK_ORG 26/01/16 Synthetic biology in the real world: Case studies - Detection of food spoilage organisms using bionanotechnology. New synthetic biology technologies are starting to offer exciting opportunities across a range of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, biofuels and health.
Research Council funding in collaboration with a wide variety of national and international partners across academia and industry, is supporting the long-term growth of UK synthetic biology, development of a highly skilled workforce and an infrastructure to underpin and enable cutting edge research in industry and academia, as well as providing support for synthetic biology start-up companies. The pervasive potential of synthetic biology is brought to life through a series of case studies ranging from a biosensor toolkit with the ability to treat chronic conditions such as diabetes through to using enzymes from yeast mould to unlock cleaner routes to producing biofuel. EUROPE 18/12/15 Présentations de : WORKSHOP ON SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY TOOK PLACE ON 10 DECEMBER 2015. WASHINGTON POST 17/12/15 How synthetic biology could solve our banana problem. ECOWATCH 27/08/14 Häagen-Dazs Says No to ‘Extreme’ Genetic Engineering Techniques.
Ice cream lovers who prefer to steer clear of genetically modified organisms (GMO) will be happy to hear that Häagen-Dazs has confirmed it will not use vanilla produced via synthetic biology, a new set of “extreme” genetic engineering techniques.
Synthetic biology, or synbio, vanilla is designed to replace natural vanillin flavoring from vanilla beans, and is made in labs using artificial DNA and reprogrammed, genetically engineered yeast, according to a Friends of the Earth statement. The companies Evolva and International Flavors and Fragrances plan to sell synbio vanilla flavoring this year, marketing it as “natural.” WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY 18/03/10 Présentation : Synthetic Biology in Food & Health. EUROPE - 2010 - 7th FWP - Bacterial Synthetic Minimal Genomes for Biotechnology (BASYNTHEC) (INRA) Bacterial Synthetic Minimal Genomes for Biotechnology [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF] Project details Total cost: EU contribution: Coordinated in: France Call for proposal:
INRA Domaine de Vilvert - MICA-CT1 : Biologie des systèmes, biologie synthétique et biotechnologies. University of Nottingham 21/05/13 Introduction to Opportunities in Plant Synthetic Biology. INSIGHT - OCT 2014 - Plant synthetic biology takes root. FERA / UNIVERSITY OF YORK - Présentation : Plant Synthetic Biology: a New Platform for Industrial Biotechnology? BIG PICTURE AGRICULTURE 14/04/13 Synthetic Biology. What Does it Mean for Agriculture? EUREKALERT 21/02/10 Biotech, nanotech and synthetic biology roles in future food supply explored. SAN DIEGO - Some say the world's population will swell to 9 billion people by 2030 and that will present significant challenges for agriculture to provide enough food to meet demand, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill.
Hill and Larry Branen, a University of Idaho food scientist, organized a symposium during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting Sunday to explore ways biotechnology could provide healthy and plentiful animal-based foods to meet future demands. Synthetic biology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering and other applications of biotechnology - and the public's role in determining their acceptable uses -- were all addressed by panelists during the session. The goal for the session, which was part of the nation's largest and most prestigious general science meeting held annually, was to encourage a dialogue among scientists and the public, said Hill, a Moscow-based molecular physiologist who studies muscle growth in cattle. EUROPE - 2010 - Présentation : The importance of Synthetic Biology activities in a European Biotechnology Programme Ioannis Economidis European Commission DG-Research Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food.
BBSRC 13/12/10 Synthetic biology, 3Rs and food. EUROPE - DG RECHERCHE - Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food - 2009 - 19th Meeting of the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research. The European Commission (EC) - United States (US) Task Force on Biotechnology Research met for the 19th time at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in San Francisco, USA, June 25-26, 2009.
The meeting was co-chaired by Judith St. John, Deputy Administrator, US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), US, and Timothy Hall, Acting Director for Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food Research, Research Directorate - General, European Commission. The meeting was attended by US representatives from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by telephone. List of EC participants List of US participants Conclusions Final agenda June 25, 2009 9:00 Welcome and introductory remarks (J. 9:15 Welcome and Laboratory Overview (A. 24.6 MB S. 10:30 Morning Break.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 25/04/13 Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe? Sample6 hopes to use their new contamination test to keep food, like these packaged greens, safe from listeria.
On a hot summer day, nothing spells refreshment quite like a slice of juicy, orange cantaloupe. But in summer 2011, cantaloupes reached plates with an unwanted addition: listeria. In the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak since 1925, cantaloupes contaminated with this bacterium killed 33 people. Unfortunately, cantaloupes weren’t the end of the story. Food Technol. Biotechnol. 51 (2013) Synthetic Biology: A Novel Approach for the Construction of Industrial Microorganisms.
FOOD SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL 02/03/15 New Synthetic Biology Centre. Researchers at the University of Warwick have won a £12 million award to create a new Centre to develop advanced technologies in synthetic biology.
Vince Cable announced the new Centre as part of a £40M investment in UK synthetic biology coming from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and capital investment from UK Government. The UK Government has identified synthetic biology as one of the ‘Eight Great Technologies’ in which Britain can be a world leader. The Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology centre (WISB) brings together researchers from across the University in disciplines including Life Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, and Law. FOE 18/08/14 Synthetic biology vanilla: “natural” and “sustainable?” MINISTERE DE LA RECHERCHE - 2011 - Investissements d'avenir - Biotechnologies et bioressources - PROJET SYNTHACS Ce projet propose une alternative à l’utilisation de la pétrochimie pour produire, à partir de biomasse renouvelable, la méthionine, l’un des.
FSA 15/01/15 Synthetic biology: prospective products and applications for food/feed and requirements for regulation. The project brought together a multidisciplinary team with expertise in a wide range of relevant areas.
This includes molecular biology, emerging sciences and technologies, elicitation of expert judgment, risk assessment and risk analysis, uncertainty analysis, decision making, and regulatory frameworks. The team has worked together to identify: potential synthetic biology food/feed products/applicationsrelevant uncertainties and gaps in relation to the regulatory frameworks that are currently in place In collaboration with the FSA, external experts, such as academics and other major stakeholders, including industry and non-governmental organisations, the team has reviewed the regulatory frameworks and assessed whether they are sufficient to cover all foreseeable requirements.
Project phase I Objective 1. BOVINE VETERINARIAN 08/10/14 New vaccine technology combats Bluetongue virus (issu de biologie synthétique) INRA 10/10/14 Réflexion : la biologie de synthèse a besoin des sciences sociales. Les progrès de la biologie, alliés à ceux de l’informatique et de la modélisation, laissent entrevoir des possibilités encore inédites il y a vingt ans.
Bien qu’on soit encore loin de « programmer » la vie, on sait aujourd’hui construire un génome synthétique et le faire fonctionner dans une bactérie vivante. C’est le champ de la biologie de synthèse, un domaine émergent, qui ambitionne de concevoir des fonctions ou organismes nouveaux dans un but de connaissances et d’applications. Comment utiliser ces nouvelles connaissances ? Quelles applications développer ? Pour quels bénéfices ? Ce dossier présente quelques travaux réalisés par des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales sur la biologie de synthèse, dans le cadre de programmes Inra : mise en perspective historique, recommandations pour le débat public, « embarquement » dans des projets de recherche, questionnement éthique.