Isolate, investigate and discover yet unknown microbes and communities in a high-throughput way.
Modular Bioreactor Platform
Mix and match different bioreactors to investigate sustainable microbiological solutions for environmental challenges.
Parallel Cultivation Platform
Cultivate and investigate a wide array of microbial communities in extremely well-defined conditions.
FAIR Data Platform
Make sure your data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (= FAIR) in collection, storage and analysis.
NEWS & VIEWS
Event: Looking for key partners!
Planning to do research on microbial communities? You might want to consider UNLOCK in your next project.
On November 3rd, UNLOCK officially unlocked its facilities.
A Winogradsky Column to visualize microbial processes towards remediation in the Griftpark
To create awareness and share knowledge on microbes to the general public, visualization is key. A Winogradsky column – a kind of “microzoo” – is a powerful way to do so.
What is UNLOCKtober
During the whole month of October, we unlock the potential of microbes. Every day, we share something related to microbes: from funny facts to hard core science.
Celebrating microbial team play on World Microbiome Day
Today, on June 27th, we celebrate World Microbiome Day. This year’s theme is Celebration of the Microbial World. At UNLOCK, we never celebrate alone: Microbes (and scientists) work together!
Recording, analyzing and storing data in the FAIR Data Platform
Our research platforms have different ways to identify new talent, but they are complementary and have one thing in common: They generate data. These data are taken care of by the FAIR Data platform.
PEOPLE SUPPORTING UNLOCK
"I am very confident that UNLOCK will provide an integrated world‐class facility that will greatly impact the world's main international research quests."
"The novel opportunities offered by UNLOCK will enable us to develop highly efficient and sustainable applications for water treatment. We therefore enthusiastically support the implementation of UNLOCK."
"Being able to cultivated and preserve mixed microbial communities, together with their molecular characterization and the improved access to their data, will open up new avenues for basic and applied life sciences."
"I expect that we and the research groups and companies we collaborate with will greatly benefit from direct use of this facility and of its outcomes."
"The UNLOCK experimental and data platform will facilitate remarkable insights into untapped microbial resources, with the potential to lead to disruptive changes across a broad range of scientific fields and industries."
"Through its integrated approach, UNLOCK involves the unprecedented combination of cultivation and characterisation for tapping into the extensive resources of microbial consortia. It is a truly uniquely approach which will undoubtedly lead to ground-breaking discoveries in microbiology in the future."