Terra Bioforge’s Benjamin Knox, PhD is giving an invited talk at the Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT) 15th meeting Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2023 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. The talk is entitled “Raising filamentous fungal production titers with MycoDriveTM technology” taking place during the ‘Next generation strain design:
Terra Bioforge’s Benjamin Knox, PhD is giving an invited talk at the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 2023 Annual Meeting. The talk is entitled “Accelerating natural product discovery and production with synthetic biology” and is during the ‘Modern Natural Product Discovery’ morning session taking place Wednesday Aug 2nd from 8-11:30 AM. We hope to
Terra Bioforge’s Robb Stankey is giving a contributed talk at the American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting taking place July 22-26, 2023 in Rockville, Maryland. The talk is entitled “Directed BGC Cloning Combined with Bacterial and Fungal Expression Tools Uncover Novel Biosynthetic Mechanisms and Validate Metabologenomics”. Register before July 1st at http://aspmeetings.pharmacognosy.us/
Terra Bioforge is one of five companies selected for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology AgTech Accelerator program in partnership with global venture firm and startup accelerator gener8tor. Selected among hundreds of applicants the current cohort represents five companies with significant potential to impact agricultural products, technology, and global health. With $100K investment and a 12
Terra Bioforge was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R43AI174407 to discover and engineer new fernene triterpene chemical analogues of enfumafungin. Belonging to a new class of antifungal compounds called fungerps, enfumafungin is the
Terra Bioforge’s paper on “Correlative metabologenomics of 110 fungi reveals metabolite–gene cluster pairs” was published March 6th, 2023 in Nature Chemical Biology . This paper demonstrates the setup and implementation of a novel Fungal Metabologenomics platform for accurately linking valuable natural product molecules with their respective biosynthetic gene clusters – overcoming a huge historical bottleneck
Terra Bioforge co-founders Mark Liles and David Mead will be in attendance at the 12th International Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria/Bacteria Workshop in Toulouse, France from May 29th to June 2nd. The PGPR workshop is an excellent venue to learn, share, and discuss the interactions between plants 🌱and microbes 🦠 and industrial applications. More information about
Nancy Keller and her colleagues at the new biotech company Terra Bioworks develop approaches to identify fungal natural products for human health.