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Integrating a novel layer of synthetic biology tools in Pseudomonas, inspired by bacterial viruses

Project description

Learning from the best: viral predators teach us about genetic control

News that a virus is on the loose that could infect our cells, hijack their cellular machinery forcing them to produce viral products rather than their own, and eventually burst out of our cells killing them and going on their merry way would be terrifying. This is exactly what bacteriophages do, fortunately to bacterial cells and not to ours. Their ability to command and control their hosts' gene expression has evolved over billions of years, and the EU-funded BIONICbacteria project is planning to harness this accumulated phage expertise for a synthetic biology toolbox. The team will target designer bacteria for biotech fermentation and vaccine design.

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 998 750,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 998 750,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

See on map

Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00