Made by Microbes

In our podcast miniseries “Made by Microbes” we explore new ways of microbial production. Engaging microbes in production processes has been practiced for thousands of years to make beer, wine, cheese, yogurt or bread. The range of microbial products is widening with advances in life sciences that enable microbes to produce substances that are naturally produced by animals or plants. New ways of microbial production hold the potential to revolutionize the pharmaceutical and agro-food sector, and to achieve circularity, where the output of one process works as the input for another. Microorganisms are involved in virtually all stages of natural cycles. Learning from microbial life strategies has fueled the advances in life sciences. The boundaries between science, engineering and computational technologies are increasingly blurring. Automation and modeling, as well as the development of standards and platforms are indispensable for research advances. We invite people whose daily work is deeply rooted in microbial research to share their insights and discuss the expected impact of biotechnology on our everyday life. The podcast miniseries “Made by microbes” is hosted by SynBio4Flav, a research consortium that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 814650.

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E02: Beer, Apples and Microbes

Tobias Goris, a microbiologist from the German Institute of Human Nutrition, and the biochemist Jarosław Popłoński from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland, discuss their research on food and nutrition.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 62 MB - Duration: 26:14m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)