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BioPort is hiring!

Will you be our new colleague? We are looking for a talented PhD-student to join our team. Find out more here soon. Deadline for applying is November 5th 2021.

Congratulations to BioPort member Liam Jenkins!

After writing an innovative project proposal and being selected for the oral defense, Liam’s efforts paid off and he was awarded with an FWO SB scholarship to continue his research on aquaporins at BioPort for another four years. Congratulations!

New BioPort’s Review

BioPort’s research paper “Microbial fatty acid transport proteins and their biotechnological potential” has been published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Due to the hydrophobic nature of fatty acids, the cellular mechanisms involved in their transport greatly diverge from those of soluble… Continue Reading →

New BioPort’s Review

BioPort’s research paper “The role of transport proteins in the production of microbial glycolipid biosurfactants” has been published in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Key points: • Transporters are directly and indirectly involved in microbial glycolipid synthesis.• Yeast glycolipid transporters are… Continue Reading →

New BioPort Publication

BioPort’s research paper “Identification and importance of mitochondrial citrate carriers and ATP citrate lyase for glycolipid production in Starmerella bombicola” has been published in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Key Points: • Starmerella bombicola is an industrially relevant microbial cell factory… Continue Reading →

New Publication in Applied Genetics and Biotechnology

BioPort’s research paper “Identification and importance of mitochondrial citrate carriers and ATP citrate lyase for glycolipid production in Starmerella bombicola” has been published in Applied Genetics and Biotechnology. Key Points: • Starmerella bombicola is an industrially relevant microbial cell factory… Continue Reading →

Warm welcome to our new colleague: Liam Jenkins

Although we haven’t physically met yet in these Corona-times, we wish to welcome our newest colleague Liam Jenkins! Hopefully we can share the lab soon. Want to know more about Liam? Check out our Team page.

!! PhD opportunity to grasp !!

BioPort is hiring: We are currently looking for a talented PhD-student to be hired on a project running for about 1 year, and willing to apply for a personal FWO scholarship to extend his/her research. Detailed information can be found… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to BioPort member Liv Teresa Muth!

Liv applied for a Strategic Research scholarship from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and this was granted last week. BioPort is happy to have Liv in the team for the next four years!

BioPort presented at SMYTE 37

BioPort member Silke Claus gave a presentation with the title “Exploring the transportome of the biosurfactant producer Starmerella bombicola” at the Small Meeting for Yeast Transport and Energetics (SMYTE) in Nove Hrady, Czech Republic. Find out more on this past… Continue Reading →

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