16/12/20 – A press release has been issued that highlights a new publication by MIPLACE partner, ICL. It describes how a bacterial strain has been engineered to out-compete other strains in a microbial community. This methodology could be used to steer the dynamics of microbial populations, which could be endowed with bespoke properties as a result. This discovery could lead to a broad range of applications ranging from biotechnology, for instance in the degradation of complex plastic substrates, to medicine, by replacing antibiotic resistant pathogens with strains that could be treated with common drugs. MIPLACE has been credited and you can read the paper here.