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19 March 2015

Center for Synbio Goes Global

Reuters has produced 3 films on Center for Synbio research, and in the past month, there has been tremendous international interest in them. 

The stories have been picked up by news providers including the Huffington Post, MSN, AOL and Yahoo, amongst many others.

Natural ice cream future awaits as vanillin compound isolated
The video has been picked up by at least 100 international news sites, including the Huffington Post.

  In this video, post doctoral researcher,    
  Nethaji Gallage, describes her research on
  elucidating the properties of biosynthetic
  pathways of vanillin.

  This will allow researchers to replace a
  part of synthetically made vanillin, which  
  is synthetically produced using fossil fuels
  today, with sustainable production
  systems such as yeast.

Eucalyptus study could be key to koala survival, says researcher
The video has been picked up by at least 20 international news sites, including the  Huffington Post.

  Center affiliated post doc, Elizabeth
  Neilson, investigates the complex suite   
  of bio-active natural products present       Eucalyptus species. 

  By understanding how they is able to
  digest lignin found in eucalyptus, Elizabeth   hopes to understand how koala may be  
  able to deal with the impacts of climate
  change and thereby boost the health of
  Australia's koala population

Center for Synthetic Biology, Copenhagen- Plant Pathway Discovery
This video is published on Youtube and has been viewed almost 800 times.

  Researchers from the Center's Plant
  Pathway Discovery projects explain their
  work on understanding the modular
  nature of plant pathways, and the
  possibility of transferring one plant’s
  capacity for creating certain molecules to
  The researchers work  on everything from   basic research, application through
  collaboration with a range of food and pharmaceutical companies, as well as outreach  to help the public understand the implications of the research.