8 search results for “biotechnology” in the Public website
Microbial Biotechnology & Health
In the research programme Microbial Biotechnology & Health we perform state-of-the-art research in the field of biotechnology and microbial sciences.
Harnessing the soil microbiome for improved stress tolerance in crop plants
Which compounds and microorganisms that live near and inside plant roots are beneficial? Can we use this knowledge to improve the health and growth of crop plants?
Which microorganisms live near and inside plant roots? How do they contribute to plant health? Can microorganisms be employed in plant protection?
Han de Winde
Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Horizontal gene transfer and spreading of biosynthetic gene clusters and antimicrobial resistance
Biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) for natural products are widespread in microbial genomes, and they are rapidly exchanged. This research assesses the factors that control the spread of BGCs and resistance genes in nature. This includes risk assessment for the spread of engineered DNA in nature.
Anticancer compounds from actinomycetes
How can we find novel natural products from Actinomycetes that act as growth modulators on mammalian cells? Can we harvest and develop the potential of these novel compounds for industrial and medical biotechnology?
How cyborg do we want to be?
Future technologies will drastically influence our daily lives. To what extent will that benefit us? The Brave New World future congress on 2 and 3 November in Leiden will reveal a range of different scenarios, some optimistic and some worrying.
Brave New World - Conference on How Future Technology will Impact Human Life