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Predictive and Accelerated Metabolic Engineering Network

Objective

The world economy is dependent on fossil resources: oil, gas and coal. The fossil resources are finite and their consumption
causes catastrophic environmental changes. Therefore we need to move towards sustainable economy using renewable
resources for energy and chemicals production. Via metabolic engineering approach, novel microbial cells can be created
that can convert biomass and waste into fuels and chemicals. Metabolic engineering however distinguishes itself from other
engineering disciplines by low predictability of the design and long turnover times for the cell factory construction and screening. Therefore there is a need for scientists, who can address these challenges.
European Training Network on Predictable and Accelerated Metabolic Engineering Networks (PAcMEN) will be established
at 5 renowned European universities and 2 SMEs with participation of 5 industrial and 1 academic partner organizations. In this program 16 PhD students (of which 15 funded by EU contribution) will learn to conduct state-of-the-art research on metabolic engineering of microbial cell factories and learn to commercialize innovations. This will be achieved via collaborative research projects under supervision of top scientists from academia and industry, network training, secondments with network partners, training on innovation and entrepreneurship, and individual career coaching. Altogether, PAcMEN training programme will provide young scientists with the ideal combination of scientific, technological, industrial and management skills to prepare them for their role as breakthrough pioneers in the establishment of tomorrow’s biorefineries.
The PAcMEN project will have an overall positive impact by strengthening the research networks in the area of metabolic
engineering, establishing long-term collaborations between the universities and industry, and by creating a framework for
future interdisciplinary training programs.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 450 409,40

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
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
SILICOLIFE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 450 228,68
Address
Rua Do Canastreiro 15
4715 387 Braga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
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)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

DONG ENERGY THERMAL POWER AS
Denmark
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia
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)
EVOLVA AG
Switzerland
Address
Duggingerstrasse 23
4153 Reinach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc.
United States
Address
953 Indiana St.
San Francisco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments