Big problems, tiny solutions
Vikram Yadav, a chemical engineering assistant professor who joined UBC’s faculty of applied science four years ago, is using some of the world’s tiniest creatures—yeasts and bacteria—to find solutions for some weighty problems.
Apr 29, 2019
Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast
Nature quoted Vikramaditya Yadav, a chemical engineer at UBC, in an article about modifying brewer’s yeast to produce cannabinoids. Yadav is working to produce cannabinoids using bacteria.
Mar 1, 2019
Scientists’ crazy plan to power solar panels with E. coli
Seeker reported on UBC researchers who developed a cheap, sustainable solar cell from the E. coli bacteria. The study’s lead researcher was Vikramaditya Yadav, a professor in UBC’s department of […]
Sep 13, 2018
Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies
UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy.
Jul 5, 2018
New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep
Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep – helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world.
Apr 11, 2018