image 08.12.2019
EET 00:33:15
CET 23:33:15
   
Click for latest actual time
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus focus preview Click on focus to view     image SCC Latvia
    image SCC Lithuania
    image Estonian Swedish Chamber
    image Estonian Swedes
barometer The Estonian
Economic Barometer
    image Key Economic Indicators
    image Foreign Direct Investments
    image Goods Exports and Imports
    image Balance of Payments





picture News December, 8 2019
image: Fascinating! Fascinating!

- The main and most important difference between traditional gene technology and synthetic biology is that the latter, synthetic biology, makes it possible for us to re-design the nature, said PhD Petri-Jaan Lahtvee, senior scientist, group leader and ERA Chair in Synthetic Biology at the University of Tartu, as he gave us a presentation on the subject at SCCE’s Business Lunch Seminar, Thursday 8 November.

I believe I can speak for all participants when I say that Petri-Jaan Lahtvee’s presentation was not only very interesting, it was fascinating!

- Synthetic biology is the sum of biology and engineering and offers a wide range of important applications. Among them going from fossil fuels to sustainable bio-energy, continued Petri-Jaan Lahtvee.

- Industrial waste-gases, mainly hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, together also known as greenhouse gases, are a threat to the climate today. In the future they will be a resource since synthetic biology makes it possible for us to use the waste-gases for making bio-materials and bio-energy, thus contributing to a sustainable environment.

- Synthetic biology can also be used for curing genetic diseases since we can design and create new biological substances like new genes, proteins, new organs, or even a whole organism.

- Thus we can find new ways to tackle cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, and other genetic diseases, as well as revolutionize transplantation of human organs. For example, a lung, genetically tailor-designed for the human receiver, can be created inside a pig for later transplantation, concluded Petri-Jaan Lahtvee.

 

On behalf of the SCCE, I would like to thank Petri-Jaan Lahtvee for a fascinating presentation on what science can bring future life on earth. My thanks also go Radisson BLU Hotel Olümpia for a nice set up of our Seminar and an appetizing Business Lunch buffet.

Sincerely,

Kristiina Brodén - SCCE Ombudsman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



read more:
· Synthetical Biology


< back
royal members
sweden
swedishtrade
abb
maqs
meritonhotels
seb
ericsson
itk
ajtooted
Wendre
Pärnu Bay Golf
Saare Golf
Tartu Ülikool
xventures
Tallinn Hotels
Tallink
Briox
Telia
Granitop
 
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia  ·  GSM: +372 501 9813  ·  e-mail: info[at]swedishchamber.ee  ·  statistics