Project “BioWar” realized by the Microbiology section of the student association IKNP “Planeta” is the biggest student project to ever take place in the history of our University. The Project started at the end of the summer semester during my 2nd year of studies, a little over 1 year ago. The main object of our project was to isolate and characterize wild yeast strains from nature and select them based on their capacity to ferment wort into beer.

During the course of the project, students were able to acquire the necessary funds to purchase equipment needed to develop selected yeast strains on a commercial scale. Furthermore, thanks to an alliance developed between our project and a PhD student at the University of Rzesów, we were able to learn how to grow yeast optimally in a 60-liter bioreactor.