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Protecting biodiversity through the development of environmentally sustainable locust and grasshopper control

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-1999-01118

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 October 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 030 502

  • EU contribution

    € 739 210

Coordinated by:

CAB INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom

Objective

The design and construction of binuclear copper centre based biosensors and biocatalysts are the two objectives of this project. Toward these aims we propose to investigate the molecular basis of reversible oxygen binding and activation as observed in the active site of structurally homologous binuclear copper proteins that physiologically function either as oxygen carrier or as selective monooxygenases and catechu oxidises. The objectives will be achieved by inclusion of these proteins into optically and chemically inert solid matrices. This will allow our industrial partners to construct a low cost optical oxygen biosensor for biomedical use and will provide a selective, removable biocatalyst for the conversion of endogenous phenol substrates in food processing. The available genetically engineered systems will allow for the tailoring of sensitivity and specificity of the proteins used to the implementation demands.

Coordinator

CAB INTERNATIONAL

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Bakeham Lane
Tw20 9ty Egham,Surrey

United Kingdom

Participants (5)

ARAGONESAS AGRO SA

Spain

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

SOMYCEL S.A.

France

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-1999-01118

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 October 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 030 502

  • EU contribution

    € 739 210

Coordinated by:

CAB INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom