Hack a yeast ... for the production of clean soap


About the research

Washing hands, we do it more than ever due to COVID. But did you know there's a dirty side to soap? Heavy metals and chemicals are used in its production. UGent researcher Goedele Luyten wants to make more environmentally friendly soap and for this, she relies on ... yeast. Watch the video 🎥

Goedele Luyten

"Crazy about science, serious about sustainability", that's how Goedele Luyten would describe herself in a nutshell. These two passions come together in her Ph.D. project, as she is studying a peculiar yeast that produces environmentally friendly detergents. This way, she aims to make not only our hands but also the planet a bit cleaner by fostering the transition to a bio-based industry.

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