New video explaining the goals of Rafts4Biotech EU project
The European project Rafts4Biotech, on which Loschmidt Laboratories cooperate, has launched its video animation explaining how this international initiative funded by the European Commission will exploit the existence of bacterial lipid rafts for industrial applications.
Bacterial lipid rafts are specialized membrane structures with a different composition and fluidity that favours the interactions between proteins that are embedded on it. This feature is precisely what Rafts4Biotech aims to exploit: designing synthetic rafts, the project will enhance the efficiency of industrial processes in three study cases: the production of new antibiotics to fight resistant infections, vitamins for the industrial interest and the detoxification of pollutants present in food industrial processes.
Rafts4Biotech gathers twelve partners from nine European countries with different field of expertise ranging from microbiology to synthetic biology or mathematical modelling.
Moreover, the joint efforts of both academic and industrial partners will ensure that this technology is scaled up from the laboratory to big industrial bioreactors making a real impact in the European biotechnology.