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Quinta conferencia del Ciclo “CIQUIBIC de puertas abiertas”

A cargo del Dr. Pablo Nikel, CNB-CSIC, Madrid

El próximo miércoles 5 de agosto, a las 11 horas, en el Auditorio de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas (UNC) dará continuación el Ciclo de Conferencias de Investigadores Externos “CIQUIBIC de Puertas Abiertas”.

En esta oportunidad, la conferencia estará a cargo del Dr. Pablo Nikel, Investigador del Systems and Synthetic Biology Program en el National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) de Madrid.

From dirt to industrial biotechnology: Taming environmental bacteria through Synthetic Biology

The last few years have witnessed an exponential increase in the number of bacteria that can be used as cell platforms for a number of applications. Alas, the microorganisms which are the easiest to manipulate (i.e., the so-called “model” bacteria, such as Escherichia coli or Bacillus subtilis) are often not adequate to perform given biotechnological applications. Much of the contemporary Synthetic Biology endeavors relies on the adoption of bacterial chasses for plugging-in and -out genetic circuits and engineer new-to-nature functionalities. Attempts to design robust and predictable biological entities (e.g., microbial cell factories) are reminiscent not only of the advances that accompanied the birth of modern engineering, but they also evoke some historical efforts to domesticate animal species for humans’ sake. In this background, environmental bacteria, such as Pseudomonas strains, constitute ideal starting points to design flawless microbial platforms, since these microorganisms are pre-endowed with a large number of metabolic and stress-endurance traits which are optimal for biotechnological needs. The most recent developments on the taming of P. putida for biotechnological applications will be discussed in the context of Synthetic Biology strategies.[/tp]


Diseño: Jeremías Di Pietro / Diseño Gráfico CCT CONICET CÓRDOBA