George joins us as part of his MSc in Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology to study lignin degradation by bacteria.
Virginia has made a plushy Desulfovibrio complete with nanoparticles in preparation for upcoming outreach event, we shall be taking orders shortly.
Fintan joins us as part of his MSc in Biotechnology to investigate novel uses for spent brewers yeast.
Matt has made it to the final of the Innovation Cup, part of the Launch, Inspire Grow competition held by the University of Edinburgh. The competition is designed to encourage entrepreneurship in the university, and we hope to use the opportunity to help us form a company to use our research for real-world applications. The finalists will give presentations on the 9th June, competing for a £5000 prize for their businesses.
Mike was demonstrating Synthetic Biology to kids and adults alike at the SynthSys stand in the National Museum of Scotland. Attendees got to find out all about how bacteria and yeast are the future and got to build their own genetic circuits and take the smell test!
Matt, Miguel and Nick attended and presenting their current work at the '3rd Applied Synthetic Biology In Europe', Lisbon.
Matt gave an oral presentation, Miguel presented his first poster, and Nick presented both a poster and a flash presentation. Portuguese egg tarts were had by all!
Fatai, Matthias and Virginia all ventured to Manchester and present their work on novel lignin degrading enzymes at the LBNet International Conference and Construction and Deconstruction of Lignocellulosic Biomass. Virginia gave a great presentation while Fatai presented a poster and a flash presentation, both generated quite a bit of interest.
Matt and Nick attended the Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference and Seminar, Venture California and subsequent Seminar series where they gave both a talk and a poster presentation, both of which were met with interest. They also enjoyed a bit of a road trip around the East coast.
Frida joins the lab as part of her 4th year honours project. She is looking at production of biogenic Copper and Silver Nanoparticles and their antimicrobial effects.
The lab is pleased to welcome Brooke, a honours student who joins us to work on ancestral enzyme libraries.
The Horsfall Lab has been featured in an article by the BBC (click here), looking at whether technology can help tackle the worlds waste problems.