Research activities School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
The latest publications and projects from the School of Life Sciences and Facility Management.
de Ruiter, Jolet; Arnbjerg-Nielsen, Sif Fink; Herren, Pascal; Høier, Freja; De Fine Licht, Henrik H.; Jensen, Kaare H.,
Interface : journal of The Royal Society.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0448
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18408
Tørresen, Ole K; Star, Bastiaan; Mier, Pablo; Andrade-Navarro, Miguel A; Bateman, Alex; Jarnot, Patryk; Gruca, Aleksandra; Grynberg, Marcin; Kajava, Andrey V; Promponas, Vasilis J; Anisimova, Maria; Jakobsen, Kjetill S; Linke, Dirk,
Nucleic Acids Research.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18481
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18366
Tackling Climate Change through Global Learning
Global challenges require international cooperation at eye level and innovative solution strategies. In the virtual Summer School "Tackling Climate Change through Global Learning", students are to be enabled to do this and trained to become global change makers. The project is an international cooperation of the Zurich University of Applied ...
Strategies to reduce food loss and valorize side streams in food industry: buildup of an industrial consortium
Computational literature-based natural product drug discovery
Natural products such as medicinal plants and extract mixtures have successfully supported the discovery of pharmaceuticals. Medically relevant products and their properties are often found through systematic analysis of the literature. In 1980s Swanson found hidden links between pieces of knowledge in the scientific literature by a manual ...
Silent pathway awakening to discover novel antibacterial compounds from actinomycetes
There is a tremendous need for novel antibiotics due to the global resistance crisis. Actinomycetes are the most important sources of secondary metabolites. They provide an enormous potential to discover novel antibiotics. Actinobacteria remain an underexploited reservoir of interesting products, especially regarding new compounds because genomic ...
Engineered bacteriophages for the control of E. coli O157
Bacteriophages (phages) represent a very promising alternative to antibiotics to combat infections caused by Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O157. In this research project, two different O157-specific bacteriophages will be genetically engineered to effectively control E. coli O157. In addition, a scalable setup for phage propagation in bioreactors ...