News in Chemistry and Molecular Biology

TTÜ professor was awarded prestigious DuPont Nutrition and Health Science Excellence Medal

Raivo Vilu - Professor of Biotechnology at the Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ), Director of Research and Development at the Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (CFFT), earned a high recognition for his research...

Tallinn University of Technology is close to a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

The research group of mechanisms of neuronal death and survival at the TTÜ Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology led by Associate Professor Urmas Arumäe has, with support from personal research funding (i.e. funding for...

Bioaffinity Chromatography Impels Drug Development

Understanding interactions between proteins and biomolecules is an essential aspect for the drug development and discovery program. Targeting the proteins associated with a disease with specific therapeutic agents in order to alter their function...

TTÜ chemists have invented novel aerogels

For the last three years, the research group of the Lead Research Scientist of the TTÜ Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology Mihkel Koel has studied aerogels with the help of personal research funding (i.e....

Why Feed the Gut microbes?

Links between dietary fibre, bacteria in the colon (large intestine) and human health are studied at the laboratory of the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology of the Tallinn University of Technology. In this sense,...

Researchers made a breakthrough in understanding how CO2 regulates water use in plants

Plants are fascinating organisms – in the presence of light and water they will use atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to make food, flavour and many raw materials for our everyday life. In global terms,...

Nanomaterial can accelerate Wound Treatment

Chronic wounds are a big problem for the society because they cause long-term incapacity for work for the patient, a high mortality rate and major spending on public health. In 2011 more than 40...

The scientists of Tallinn University of Technology assess our everyday work environment

Recently the scientists of the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology completed a cooperation project that dealt with determining air pollution in work environment.

Small-Molecule Probes – Future Helpmates in Diagnostics and Monitoring

Enzymes called protein kinases are extremely important for the normal functioning of our organism but their aberrant activity is associated with a variety of major diseases. A group of researchers in Tartu is working...

TUT researchers received a grant from University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center for research into a rare disease

TUT scientists from the Department of Gene Technology received a one-year grant from University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center for studies of Pitt Hopkins syndrome. Principal investigator of the $ 50,000 grant titled “...

A doctoral thesis investigates how to purify our drinking water from toxic pharmaceutical residues

At the end of the last year, Irina Epold defended her doctoral thesis "Degradation of Pharmaceuticals by Advanced Oxidation Technologies in Aqueous Matrices" at the Department of Chemical Engineering.

A doctoral dissertation defended at TUT found alternative methods for quick detection of drug abuse

In January Jekaterina Mazina defended her doctoral dissertation "Detection of Psycho- and Bioactive Drugs in Different Sample Matrices by Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Capillary Electrophoresis" at the Department of Chemistry of Tallinn University of Technology.

Newly established centre for synthetic biology is going to create microbial cell factories

Funds in the amount of 2.6 million euros were received from the European Research Area (ERA) Chair measure to establish a centre for synthetic biology at the University of Tartu. Dr Petri-Jaan Lahtvee joined...

Estonian Researchers Working On Developing Quick Blood Test For Detecting Pregnancy Complications

Estonian researchers are leading a translational research project in reproductive biomedicine with the aim to develop a quick blood test to predict, and, consequently, prevent pregnancy complications already at a very early stage.

Estonian scientists in search of new prebiotics

Although our daily well-being can be boosted by eating functional food, some functional food additives such as inulin are relatively well studied, others at the same time not so much. Estonian scientists decided to...

Trout DNA Gives Valuable Answers to Fishermen and Nature Conservationists

A novel molecular genetic analysis evaluates the impact of river restoration activities on brown trout populations in Estonia, demonstrating that one of the most highly priced fish species among fisherman readily benefits from the...

Tallinn University of Technology’s researchers received a grant for research into a rare disease

TUT scientists from the Department of Gene Technology were one of the six who received, alongside with researchers of world-famous universities, a one-year grant from a US private foundation, the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation.

First Certificate of Drug Development Quality in the Baltics awarded to University of Tartu

The UT laboratory of the toxicology research group received the first Good Laboratory Practice certificate in the Baltic states. Ownership of the certificate and implementation of the stipulated principles allow the laboratory to participate...

Researchers of TUT breed fungus disease resistant wheat

To achieve resistance, the researchers interbred field cultivated wheat with wild wheat.

Researcher Backs ‘Gene Chip’ for Every Estonian

The director of the Estonian Genome Bank says every adult inhabitant of Estonia should have a gene chip containing the 700,000 most common markers, which would be used for evaluating disease risk.

Invention of the University of Tartu obtained European patent

The University of Tartu was issued European patent on the invention “On-line system, a method for calibration of this and for simultaneous detection and measuring of concentrations of residues of different antibiotics in milk”,...