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Light-driven sustainable biocatalysis training network

Light-driven sustainable biocatalysis training network

Objective

Pharmaceutical and chemical products present in everyday life are currently obtained from waste- and energy-intensive processes. Alternative routes that overcome this waste challenge should offer a cleaner and long-lasting solution. PhotoBioCat aims at developing efficient and sustainable light-driven enzyme-catalyzed chemical processes to a commercial industrial level. The PhotoBioCat EJD will train 12 ESRs in cutting edge research projects on (i) the development of chemical and biological catalytic systems for the synthetic use of visible light for the production of pharmaceuticals, bulk-, fine- and specialty chemicals, (ii) up-scaling and optimization of commercially relevant processes together with industry, (iii) defining a road-map for the industrial implementation of photobiocatalysis. The double degree program allows in-depth training in two complementary disciplines, further strengthened by a transferable skills training with strong industry participation.
The objectives will be attained through a consortium of seven universities and eight industrial partners, providing the ideal environment to foster complementary expertise in chemical synthesis, biocatalysis, synthetic biology and process engineering. PhotoBioCat will explore (a) the catalytic application of photosynthetic microorganisms and their optimization by modern synthetic biology techniques; (b) the coupling of enzymes to light-harvesting molecules in vitro; and (c) the optimization of photobiocatalytic processes to technical scale; accompanied by specially designed training of the ESRs and dissemination of the results to scientific community and public.
The inter- and multidisciplinary setting offered through double degrees combined with industrial training and set-ups will not only provide the tools and means necessary for the implementation of sustainable processes, but also prepare the next generation of researchers for for the implementation of sustainable processes in the Biotech sector.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Address

Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 498 431,58

Partners (10)

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

innoPhore

CHIRACON GMBH

ENTRECHEM SL

SUBITEC GMBH

Cyano Biotech GmbH

GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.

Sandoz GmbH

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764920

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 029 222,58

  • EU contribution

    € 3 029 222,58

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria