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EnzOx2 partner AVA Biochem teams-up with Michelin Group to foster eco-innovation
AVA Biochem AG in Zug, Switzerland, one of the participants in EnzOx2 project, has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with the Michelin Group, with the common goal to implement bio-based platform molecule 5-HMF in various materials and chemical applications. This [...]
LignoBiotech 2020: "VI Symposium on Biotechnology applied to Lignocelluloses"
LignoBiotech VI will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, on 26-28 August 2020. Keep visiting the website at http://lignobiotech2020.com/ to be updated with invited speakers, conference programme, registration instructions and practical information. The symposium [...]
SusPlast Interdisciplinary Platform launched
SusPlast (www.susplast-csic.org) is an Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy launched by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) aiming to develope research and innovation activities, including socio-educational strategies, in the field [...]
EnzOx2 30-month project meeting
The fifth technical meeting of the EnzOx2 Consortium took place last 11-April in Basel, hosted by partner AVA Biochem. The project faces its last six months focusing on the techno-economic and environmental evaluation of the selected biotransformations invoiving the enzymatic [...]
New Bio-chemical Technologies For Added-value Bio-based Products – EnzOx2 in BeSustainable Magazine
The sustainable production of chemical building blocks, different additives and ingredients, and other added value products from plant biomass – in the biorefinery concept – is a requirement for the development of a bio-based economy. However, the production of the above che [...]
2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "enzyme directed evolution"
Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has been awarded with he 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in recognition of her work in the field of ‘enzyme directed evolution’, which mimics natural evolution to create new and better proteins in the laboratory. The Prize is half-shared wit [...]
Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?
"Research Success Story" about EnzOx2 published in EUResearch, the Swiss guide to European research & innvation.
EnzOx2 mid-term meeting
The mid-term technical meeting of the EnzOx2 Consortium took place last 12-April in The Netherlands, hosted by partner TUDelft. This was an important meeting for all of us, where the results achieved during the first half of the project were analyzed and decisions were taken [...]
WhiteBiotech Unit at CIB-CSIC
The WhiteBiotech (industrial biotechnology) interdepartmental unit is a joint effort of active groups working in microbial biotechnology and protein science with a record of mutual collaboration at CIB. The mission of the WhiteBiotech unit is promoting excellence in knowledge [...]
AIMPLAS releases press note to Spanish media on their participation in EnzOx2
Interempresas PLASTICO: Biomasa para elaborar PEF, aditivos e ingredientes farmacéuticos CLIMA noticias: La biomasa proporcionará compuestos químicos de alto valor añadido Revista PQ: La biomasa proporcionará compuestos químicos de alto valor añadido BioEconomía: EnzOx2, [...]
Avantium at 6th Biobased Performance Materials Symposium - June 2017
On Thursday, June 15, the 6th edition of the BPM symposium took place at Wageningen (NL). In Session 2, Ed de Jong from Avantium gave a presentation on "Renewable chemicals into bio-based materials: from lignocellulose to PEF" showing the company's strategy to achieve efficient [...]
EnzOx2 12-month progress meeting
The second technical meeting of the EnzOx2 Consortium took place last 19-Oct in Seville, hosted by partner IRNAS-CSIC. After one year of project progress a number of interesting results were presented and discussed, bringing to light the good advancement of the objectives [...]
Advanced Course on Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering. 9-13 April 2018, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
The Advanced Course Biocatalysis aims to familiarize participants with the integrated, interdisciplinary approach required to utilize the catalytic potential of enzymes and whole cells for the production of useful compounds. Organic chemists, enzymologists, microbiologists [...]
Lign­o­Bi­otech 2018, the 5th Sym­posium of Bi­o­tech­no­logy Ap­plied to Ligno­cel­lu­loses in Hel­sinki, 29 Au­gust - 1 Septem­ber 2018
Following in footsteps of the previous LignoBiotech symposia held the first time in France (Reims, 2010), then in Japan (Fukuoka, 2012), Chile (Concepcion, 2014), and in Spain (Madrid, 2016), LignoBiotech V Symposium is the stage for representing the recent advances and [...]
Directed Enzyme Evolution: Advances and Applications (Miguel Alcalde, Ed.)
This book focuses on some of the most significant advances in enzyme engineering that have been achieved through directed evolution and hybrid approaches. On the 25th anniversary of the discovery of directed evolution, this volume is a tribute to the pioneers of this thrilling [...]
EnzOx2 6th Month Progress Meeting
Around thirty representatives from the ten partners participating in the EnzOx2 European Poject on “New ENZymatic OXidation/ OXyfunctionalization technologies for added value bio-based products” have met in Zittau (Germany) to present the results obtained during the fir [...]
4th European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology Food and Biorefinery Enzymology Wageningen, 25-29 September, 2017
The summer school will take place in Wageningen, 25-29th September, 2017 with a focus on “Food and Biorefinery Enzymology”. Applications should include: i) CV including your current research topics ii) Motivation letter including your expectations for the ESSIB 2017 iii) S [...]
19th International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins July 2-6, 2017, Groningen, The Netherlands
The 19th triennial International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins will be held in Groningen, The Netherlands. The symposium will highlight recent developments in the field of flavin-dependent proteins and processes. Except for various lectures by invited experts in [...]
EnzOx2 kick-off meeting
The kick-off meeting of the EnzOx2 European Poject on “New ENZymatic OXidation/ OXyfunctionalization technologies for added value bio-based products” took place at the CIB-CSIC in Madrid, on 15-16 November 2016. Thirty representatives from the ten partners taking part in [...]
LIGNOBIOTECH IV, Madrid (Spain) 19-22 June 2016
Download the Conference Abstract Book now available from the Symposium website!
Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold wins 2016 Millennium Technology Prize for "directed evolution" revolution
Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold receives the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of her discoveries that launched the field of ‘directed evolution’, which mimics natural evolution to create new and better proteins in the laboratory. This technology uses the [...]
INDOX Project
INDOX stands for "Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations", a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme under Grant Agreement nº: KBBE-2013-7-613549. The INDOX consortium gathers [...]
BIOOX Project
BIOOX is an EU collaborative project on "Developing a validated technology platform for the application of oxygen dependent enzymes in synthesis and transformation of alcohols" supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission under grant agreement 613849. [...]
Peroxicats Project
PEROXICATS is the short name of the collaborative project "Novel and more robust fungal peroxidases as industrial biocatalysts", funded under the European Commission FP7 (Grant Agreement nº: KBBE-2010-4-265397). The final objective of PEROXICATS is to supply the EU industry [...]