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Synthetic microbial consortia-based platform for flavonoids production using synthetic biology

Project description

It takes a (microbial) village

One of the reasons fruits, vegetables and whole grains help protect us against non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, has to do with plant metabolism. Flavonoids are secondary metabolites produced by many plants that help them combat oxidative stress and act as growth regulators. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in people. Despite the tremendous interest in flavonoids, their industrial production is currently immature. In nature, they are produced via complex physical and chemical pathways involving trafficking of chemicals throughout plant compartments. To better mimic this and even open the door to the production of flavonoids not seen in nature, the EU-funded SynBio4Flav project is developing synthetic microbial communities with members genetically programmed to execute specific steps in the complex biosynthetic pathways.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2018-two-stage
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 704 071,25

Participants (10)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 206 128,75
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER ERNAEHRUNGSFORSCHUNG POTSDAM REHBRUECKE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 552 987,50
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 528 110
Address
Ul. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 25
50-375 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 706 250
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 628 985
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXTRASYNTHESE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 270 208,75
Address
Impasse Jacquard Zi Lyon Nord
69730 Genay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 614 752,50
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXPLORA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 566 666,25
Address
Via Giacomo Peroni 386
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYMRISE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 512,50
Address
Muhlenfeldstrasse 1
37603 Holzminden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIQUIFER SYSTEMS GROUP GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 324 378,75
Address
Obere Donaustrasse 97-99 1 62
1020 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)