SilicoLife, a biotechnology spinoff created during the first years of the MIT Portugal Program (MPP), was recently highlighted in “Exame Informática,” a nationally distributed Portuguese computer magazine. SilicoLife founder Prof. Isabel Rocha, a faculty member at the University of Minho and in the MPP program, organized this year’s MPP Bio-Innovation Teams project. The project explores how to market mathematical and computational tools developed in the bioinformatics and systems biology group at the University of Minho.
SilicoLife creates computational biology solutions for the life sciences based on bioinformatics and systems biology. Its main focus is the development and commercialization of optimized microbial strains for the production of specific target compounds such as bio-fuels, food ingredients, or bio-polymers. The objective is to use dedicated mathematical models, robust algorithms, and user-friendly software tools that accelerate and improve microbial strain design and bioprocess optimization, reducing R&D efforts and shortening the time to market of new biotechnology-based products.
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