Environmentally friendly production method for natural vanillin
Almost all vanillin used around the world by the food and fragrance industries is chemically synthesised, but demand is declining due to the excessive use of fossil resources and solvents in its production. Hence, there is a need for a large-scale production method of natural vanillin in greater quantities, in less time and at a lower cost. The EU-funded BELLOSSOM project will use genetically modified organisms for the cost-effective and scalable production of natural vanillin. The goal is to develop an innovative microbial cell factory strain using cutting-edge technologies from systems biology and in silico modelling. This will be achieved through a novel molecular dynamics modelling strategy based on 3D protein simulations and computational enzyme design tools.
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