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Light-driven sustainable biocatalysis training network

Objectif

Pharmaceutical and chemical products present in everyday life are currently obtained from waste- and energy-intensive processes. Alternative routes that overcome this waste challenge should offer a cleaner and long-lasting solution. PhotoBioCat aims at developing efficient and sustainable light-driven enzyme-catalyzed chemical processes to a commercial industrial level. The PhotoBioCat EJD will train 12 ESRs in cutting edge research projects on (i) the development of chemical and biological catalytic systems for the synthetic use of visible light for the production of pharmaceuticals, bulk-, fine- and specialty chemicals, (ii) up-scaling and optimization of commercially relevant processes together with industry, (iii) defining a road-map for the industrial implementation of photobiocatalysis. The double degree program allows in-depth training in two complementary disciplines, further strengthened by a transferable skills training with strong industry participation.
The objectives will be attained through a consortium of seven universities and eight industrial partners, providing the ideal environment to foster complementary expertise in chemical synthesis, biocatalysis, synthetic biology and process engineering. PhotoBioCat will explore (a) the catalytic application of photosynthetic microorganisms and their optimization by modern synthetic biology techniques; (b) the coupling of enzymes to light-harvesting molecules in vitro; and (c) the optimization of photobiocatalytic processes to technical scale; accompanied by specially designed training of the ESRs and dissemination of the results to scientific community and public.
The inter- and multidisciplinary setting offered through double degrees combined with industrial training and set-ups will not only provide the tools and means necessary for the implementation of sustainable processes, but also prepare the next generation of researchers for for the implementation of sustainable processes in the Biotech sector.

Appel à propositions

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Régime de financement

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinateur

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Adresse
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Autriche
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 440 775,36

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Autriche
Contribution de l’UE
€ 511 868,16
Adresse
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Contribution de l’UE
€ 476 712,72
Adresse
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Participation terminée

Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 0
Adresse
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 249 216,48
Adresse
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 255 374,28
Adresse
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 525 751,20
Adresse
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 498 431,58
Adresse
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 70 937,30
Adresse
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partenaires (10)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Danemark
Adresse
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Pays-Bas
Adresse
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Innophore GmbH
Autriche
Adresse
Am Eisernen Tor 3
8010 Graz
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHIRACON GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Biotechnologiepark Tgz 1
14943 Luckenwalde
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENTRECHEM SL
Espagne
Adresse
Edificio Cientifico Tecnologico Campus El Cristo
33006 Oviedo
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUBITEC GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Julius-holder Strasse 36
70597 Stuttgart
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYANO BIOTECH GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Magnusstrasse 11
12489 Berlin
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
Adresse
Great West Road 980
TW89GS Brentford
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SANDOZ GMBH
Autriche
Adresse
Biochemiestraße 10
6250 Kundl
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Adresse
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)