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Multigenome access technology for industrial catalysts

Objective

We will use novel genetic methods for accessing the genetic resource in largely unexplored Chinese extreme biotopes to which we have exclusive access. At the core of these technologies are methods for the direct cloning of both prokaryote and eucalypti genes. In an agreed collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese authorities, we have access to sample chemically unique hyper saline and thermal sites in outlying Chinese provinces. We will generate prokaryote and eucalypti gene libraries reflecting the microbial biodiversity at these exceptional sites and employ these gene libraries for the identification and production of valuable new enzymes for applications in cleaning and fabric care. This special collaboration with Chinese scientists will provide substantial opportunities for the development of European and Chinese biotechnology.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Address
Maurice Shock Building
LE1 9HN Leicester
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Address
Archimedesweg, 30
2333CN Leiden
INSTITUTE OF MICROBIOLOGY - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Zhongguancun Beiyitiano, 13
100080 Beijing
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Address
S/n,profesor Garcia Gonzalez S/n
41012 Sevilla
UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
South Africa
Address
Modderdam Road
7535 Bellville