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Harnessing the power of enzymatic oxygen activation

Objective

For the selective and effective incorporation of oxygen into biological molecules (oxygenation reaction), several enzyme types have evolved in nature. They catalyse crucial reactions in various metabolic routes. The chemistry feasible with these biocatalysts is unrivalled when compared with conventional chemical methods. Therefore, these oxygenating enzymes are very promising tools in biotechnological approaches. However, when compared with other enzyme classes, such as hydrolases, oxygenases are still in their infancy considering their biotechnological potential. To fully exploit the catalytic power of oxygenases, several hurdles have to be taken for which a higher level of knowledge on these enzymes is needed while also technical aspects have to be solved.

The European Training Network (ETN) OXYTRAIN is a joint academic/non-academic training initiative supporting the convergence of biochemistry, enzyme engineering and biotechnology. The consortium's mutual goal is developing a new generation of innovative and entrepreneurial early stage researchers (ESRs) to satisfy the need for knowledge and skills to produce and apply oxidative enzymes. This will be achieved by setting up a network and intersectoral programme in which multiple disciplines will be integrated and exploited. By bringing together 7 academic beneficiaries that are experts in the field of individual oxygenase groups, the network will provide perfect conditions for cross-fertilization of knowledge, while the 3 industrial beneficiaries and 5 partner organisations will add to the consortium by translating the generated knowledge into real industrial applications, such as textiles, pharmaceuticals and biorefineries.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 922 184,90

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SANAYI VETICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 77 668,50
Address
Osb 3 Cadde
16400 Bursa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SESAM-BIOTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Forckenbeckstrasse 50
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

bisy e.U.
Austria
Address
Wetzawinkel 20A
8200 Hofstaetten / Raab
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BORREGAARD AS
Norway
Address
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DSM MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER BV
Netherlands
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENZA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Wallace Building Roslin Biocentre
EH25 9PP Roslin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNCOM BV
Netherlands
Address
Kadijk 3
9747 AT Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)