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Harnessing the power of enzymatic oxygen activation

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.
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Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Address

Broerstraat 5
9712cp Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 766 122,84

Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SANAYI VETICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 235 557,36

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

SESAM-BIOTECH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 286 275,24

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

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BORREGAARD AS

DSM CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY R & D BV

INGENZA LIMITED

SYNCOM BV

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722390

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 078 262,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 078 262,44

Coordinated by:

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands