Trash to Treasure with Dr Stephen Wallace
From Liz Gaberdiel
Fossil fuels are used everywhere, in our clothing, our medicine, and even our cooking. Wouldn’t it be great if we could use another source to synthesise these necessary molecules. Maybe something that’s very abundant and unwanted, such as waste streams from other processes?
In this episode, we’re diving into how microorganisms could be useful in synthesising biomaterials. Even better, they can be used to clean up waste products and turn them into something useful. Severina Pociunaite sits down with Dr Stephen Wallace to discuss his work and his goals for a sustainable future.
Check out some of the research mentioned by Stephen here: https://wallacelab.bio.ed.ac.uk/publications-1
And keep an eye out for his TED Talk from this year’s TEDxVienna.