Team:ULaval

Project Description
Background


Who is Saccharomyces cerevisiae?
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a single-celled microorganism commonly known as the brewer's yeast. This yeast is a facultative anaerobe which means that it has both the ability to grow using oxygen via cellular respiration as well as to undergo fermentation in the absence of oxygen.

What is adrenaline?
Adrenaline is a hormone secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands.

What are they used for?
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the principal microorganism responsible for the fermentation process during brewing. It is also used in baking to leaven bread, in winemaking to ferment the beverage and in various scientific research.
On the other hand, adrenaline is used as an emergency treatment during life-threatening anaphylactic reactions and cardiac arrest.

Project

So, what's the problem?
Beers are doing just fine.

Our solution!
The union of yeast and the adrenaline enzymatic machinery.
We intend to use S. cerevisiae to produce adrenaline that can be purified and stored.

Bonus!!!

Our approach