CBMNet awarded ISCF Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Early Stage Feasibility Projects

CBMNet awarded ISCF Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Early Stage Feasibility Projects

We are pleased to confirm that UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC)  has agreed to provide a grant of £233,222 to the CBMNet to support Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst: Early Stage Feasibility Projects, provided through Wave 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

These funds will be used to support 7 CBMNet projects, which will undertake Early Stage Feasibility Projects where researchers engage with an industrial partner to take steps to demonstrate Proof of Concept within the strategic scope of the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst.

  1. Title: Metabolic Engineering of Yarrowia lipolytica for Co-production of Xylitol and Lipids Fuels using Industrial Waste. PI and Research Organisation: Gary Leeke (Cranfield). Industry Partner: SERE-Tech Innovation Ltd


  1. Title: In silico genome-wide modelling and metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas strains for improved rhamnolipid synthesis. PI and Research Organisation: Claudio Angione (Teeside). Industry Partner: TeeGene Biotech Limited


  1. Title: Detoxification of cyclic monoterpene alcohols by selective esterification. PI and Research Organisation: David Leake (Reading). Industry Partner: Isobionics
  1. Title: Development of novel bacterial strains for production of hydrophobic compounds. PI and Research Organisation: Paul Herron (Strathclyde). Industry Partner: Ingenza


  1. Title: Regulation of methacrylate tolerance in coli. PI and Research Organisation: Ian Kerr (Nottingham). Industry Partner: Lucite International


  1. Title: Membrane selectivity and receptor recognition by chimeric antimicrobial peptides. PI and Research Organisation: Boyan Bonev (Nottingham). Industry Partner: DuPont


  1. Title: Touchy Feely GM Algae. PI and Research Organisation: Mike Allen (Plymouth). Industry Partner: Algenuity



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