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Harnessing the power of enzymatic oxygen activation

Objective

For the selective and effective incorporation of oxygen into biological molecules (oxygenation reaction), several enzyme types have evolved in nature. They catalyse crucial reactions in various metabolic routes. The chemistry feasible with these biocatalysts is unrivalled when compared with conventional chemical methods. Therefore, these oxygenating enzymes are very promising tools in biotechnological approaches. However, when compared with other enzyme classes, such as hydrolases, oxygenases are still in their infancy considering their biotechnological potential. To fully exploit the catalytic power of oxygenases, several hurdles have to be taken for which a higher level of knowledge on these enzymes is needed while also technical aspects have to be solved.

The European Training Network (ETN) OXYTRAIN is a joint academic/non-academic training initiative supporting the convergence of biochemistry, enzyme engineering and biotechnology. The consortium's mutual goal is developing a new generation of innovative and entrepreneurial early stage researchers (ESRs) to satisfy the need for knowledge and skills to produce and apply oxidative enzymes. This will be achieved by setting up a network and intersectoral programme in which multiple disciplines will be integrated and exploited. By bringing together 7 academic beneficiaries that are experts in the field of individual oxygenase groups, the network will provide perfect conditions for cross-fertilization of knowledge, while the 3 industrial beneficiaries and 5 partner organisations will add to the consortium by translating the generated knowledge into real industrial applications, such as textiles, pharmaceuticals and biorefineries.

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 922 184,90
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SANAYI VETICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 77 668,50
Address
Osb 3 Cadde
16400 Bursa

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Region
Doğu Marmara Bursa Bursa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SESAM-BIOTECH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Forckenbeckstrasse 50
52074 Aachen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

bisy eU
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BORREGAARD AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DSM MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Ingenza Limited
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wallace Building, Roslin Biocentre
EH25 9PP Roslin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SYNCOM BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kadijk 3
9747 AT Groningen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00