Posted 11th May 2020 by Liv Sewell
International collaboration and travel are integral to the life of researchers and biotechnology professionals. But coronavirus has made travel impossible.
We look back over two decades of growth in international scientific collaboration to understand the extent of the effects of reduced mobility and consider what collaboration will look like in the foreseeable future.
Posted 11th June 2018 by Jane Williams
The human microbiome term refers to microbial communities living in symbiosis in different organs in our bodies. Our intestines, mouth, nostrils, skin, sexual organs, and others profit from this lively win-win collaboration. In recent years, the scientific community has tried to understand these ‘invisible’ associations and their impact on people’s health. It appears, for instance, that if the intestinal bugs aren’t there in quite the right proportions, this imbalance may favour obesity, allergies, gut disorders or even diabetes – and this list is far from exhaustive. Overall, scientists agree that bacterial diversity is a key parameter in a healthy microbiome.
Posted 17th July 2017 by Jane Williams
In recent times, we have seen advances in precision medicine lead to powerful discoveries and improved patient care. Liquid biopsies for example, now have the potential to be a real game-changer in cancer testing and could revolutionise cancer care.
Posted 3rd July 2017 by Jane Williams
Experts in plant science examined the latest advances in biologicals technique and the future of their industry. We made some of their presentation slides available for you to download.
Posted 15th May 2017 by Jane Williams
Written by Marcelline Goyen
Amsterdam was full of “international microbes” during the 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe. More than 300 people interested in human microbiomes met at the Beurs van Berlage to listen to current research and meet colleagues and partners.
As an editor for Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Huidtherapie (NTVH), a Dutch magazine for Skin Therapy, and a skin therapist interested in the microbiome, I was lucky to be able to attend this meeting and I’d like to share with you some of the insights I gained.
Posted 10th May 2017 by Jane Williams
During the 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress, experts in the field of bioinformatics and genome sequencing shared their contributions in plant research. We made some of their presentation slides available for you to download.
Posted 5th May 2017 by Jane Williams
Genetic and microbial engineering have shown to be key influencers on plant health. Discoveries in this field can help farmers to reduce reliance on agricultural chemicals and develop novel engineered crops which can better cope with climate change effects.
Posted 1st May 2017 by Jane Williams
The 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe explored microbiota both inside and outside the gut and examined the role of the human microbiome in various diseases with a focus on modulation and biotherapeutic translation.
Last week, we published Duc H. Le’s summary of some of the presentations on day one. Here’s the second day summed up.