10 Amazing Facts About Hagfish!

10 Amazing Facts About Hagfish!

Here at Benthic Labs, we are Hagfish crazy! There aren’t many like us as Hagfish are widely considered to be the most disgusting animals on earth. Don’t believe us? See for yourself! Image Hagfish are eel-like, slime producing fish who live on the sea bed or benthic region (which inspired our name). While their outward […]

Meet the Team!

Meet the Team!

Benthic Labs is comprised of 11 interdisciplinary students from the College of Science Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) in University College Cork. We specialize in the areas of Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical science, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering. To find out more about us, check out our biographies below! Team photo of Benthic Labs Back (L to R): Leanne O’Sullivan, […]

Who are Benthic Labs?

Benthic Labs is a synthetic biology company focusing on the synthesis of a new biopolymer using natural filaments. Our project involves the production of a new polymer using filaments made naturally by the Hagfish. These filaments are 100x thinner than a human hair and stronger than nylon, steel and even Kevlar.  As the hagfish cannot […]