How to Biodesign #28: Breaking down fibers with enzymes

  • Contenttype:
    • Meetup

Natural fibers will replace many synthetic materials and bioneers throughout the Netherlands are looking for methods to separate lignin and cellulose. By using enzymes, many polluting catalytic processes can be replaced. How can cell technology be used to make new materials? Enzymes are very expensive although they are produced by nature itself: the mycelium of mushrooms contains many active enzymes. Can we use enzymes as one of the building blocks of the future biodesigner: in this meet-up we talk about how we can use these beauties and how to avoid high costs researching them.

How to Biodesign series

Climate crisis asks for regenerative design. With the meetup series How to Biodesign, BlueCity Lab provides a platform for and by bioneers (pioneers in biodesign). Together with various hosts we explore the opportunities from a systemic approach to raw material flows, making smart use of the latest knowledge and expertise about circular design, but also from biotechnology and biochemistry.

The monthly meetups facilitate interaction between bioneers who are already working and those who want to get started with biodesign and biofabrication, provide a platform for sharing stories and experiences and actively share knowledge, know-how and insights from the meetups to a broader audience.

This month’s speakers


What to expect

  • An interactive meetup where we share inspiration, knowledge and know-how on a monthly theme
  • A small group of people/bioneers: every guest has the possibility to contribute
  • A chance to dig into the expertise of fellow bioneers.

Tickets to this event are €8,50 and can be purchased here.

Start date
15 November 2022, 19:30
End date
15 November 2022, 21:00

Share this page