3 May 2017

eLIFE podcast

Making medicines in yeast

Podcast about a drug found only in an Indian plant can be produced on a large scale in engineered yeast

Podcast interview with Irini Pateraki, Ass. Professor from Center for Syntehtic Biology talking about her recent publication of the total biosynthesis of forskolin

Based on the research article Total biosynthesis of the cyclic AMP booster forskolin from Coleus forskohlii, Ass. prof. Irini Pateraki was interviewed for the eLife Podcast, episode 38. http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.23001

Episode 38 of the podcast also contains interviews about biofilms in bacteria, gender bias in peer review, nematode worms and how synchronising brain waves can boost memory. Listen to the entire podcast here ...> (interview with Irini Pateraki starts 8 minutes in)