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Solving Climate With

Synthetic Biology

ValleyDAO is an open, global community offering funding and translational support for synthetic biology research.

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Our mission

We believe in the power of collective action to solve climate challenges using synthetic biology

Synthetic biology leverages biological organisms to sustainably manufacture products such as animal-free meat, nutrients, clothes, fuels, fertilizers and medicine. We believe that development and adoption these technologies is going to be paramount in solving the existential threats of climate change and food security.

ValleyDAO is a global and open community that funds and collectively incubates academic and independent research projects. Our decentralised community helps researchers maximize the impact of their work by taking their research results beyond the bench and into the real world.

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Featured Projects

Production of Oils and Fats in Oleaginous Yeast

Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro
Imperial College London

Microbially produced oils and fats have a wide range of applications, such as the production of biofuels, infant formula, and ethical palm oil. Ledesma-Amaro's project aims to improve the production yield of oils in yeast while simultaneously decreasing expensive downstream processing.

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Sustainable Biofluorination of Organic Molecules

Pablo I. Nikel & Mariela P. Mezzina
Denmarks Technical University

Fluorinated organic molecules are difficult to manufacture sustainably due to requiring harsh chemical conditions. Nikel’s group has developed a process to biomanufacture a diverse set of fluorinated molecules that can be used in the electronics, healthcare, automotive, and wearables industries.

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SynbioCAD: A Software for Bioproduction Pipelines

Jean-Loup Faulon & Joan Hérisson
University of Paris-Saclay

SynbioCAD is a software for designing metabolic routes for bioproduction that can save technicians hours of work. It enables end-to-end pathway design and engineering, from strain and target selection to the generation of scripts driving liquid handlers for plasmid assembly and strain transformations.

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