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 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 seven 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:

Metabolic Engineering of Yarrowia lipolytica for Co-production of Xylitol and Lipids Fuels using Industrial Waste

Gary Leeke (Cranfield University) & SERE-Tech Innovation Ltd

In silico genome-wide modelling and metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas strains for improved rhamnolipid synthesis

Claudio Angione (Teeside University) & TeeGene Biotech Limited

Detoxification of cyclic monoterpene alcohols by selective esterification

David Leake (University of Reading) & Isobionics

Development of novel bacterial strains for production of hydrophobic compounds

Paul Herron (University of Strathclyde) & Ingenza

Regulation of methacrylate tolerance in coli

Ian Kerr (University of Nottingham) & Lucite International

Membrane selectivity and receptor recognition by chimeric antimicrobial peptides

Boyan Bonev (University of Nottingham) & DuPont

Touchy Feely GM Algae (see website)

Mike Allen (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) & Algenuity

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