Edition 2, June 2014


New Opportunities by Synthetic Biology for Biopharmaceutical Production in Pichia Pastoris Deracemization By Simultaneous Bio-oxidative Kinetic Resolution and Stereoinversion Public Engagement from the University of Manchester

Kyrobio Project Partner, ACIB, are authors to this published paper: Biopharmaceuticals are an integral part of modern medicine and pharmacy. Both, the development and the biotechnological production of biopharmaceuticals are highly cost-intensive and require suitable expression systems. Read more>>

Kyrobio Project Partner, University of Graz are authors to this published paper: Deracemization, that is, the transformation of a racemate into a single product enantiomer with theoretically 100 % conversion and 100 % ee, is an appealing but also challenging option for asymmetric synthesis. Read more>>

A team of EU-funded scientists from the University of Manchester have been engaging in outreach events to increase public understanding of enzymes and awareness of their use in the chemical and biotechnology industries. The aim of these dissemination initiatives has been to highlight the importance of EU funding in this field to a wider audience. Read more>>


16th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB16) “Industrial biotechnology from fundamentals to practice” Biocat 2014 (7th International Congress on Biocatalysis) BIOTRANS 2015

Date: 13 to 16 July 2014 | Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland

ACIB (Kyrobio Project Partner) will be running a workshop at this event. The Key note lectures will be:

Brigitte Gasser "Systems biology of Pichia pastoris" 
Silvia Glück "Two promising biocatalytic tools: regioselective carboxylation and asymmetric hydration of aromatics" 
Alexandra Rollett "Enzyme responsive polymers"
Jürgen Zanghellini  "From multi-sequence alignment to metabolic engineering to minimal drug cocktails: The power of a fast hitting set calculator"

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Date: 31 August to 04 September 2014 | Venue: Hamburg, Germany

This meeting will focus on the presentation of the latest results in the rapidly growing field of biocatalysis. Eva Fischederer, University of Fraz (Kyrobio Project Partner), will be presenting the poster: Incorporation of α-methyltryptamines (ATM's) in the biotransformation with strictosidine synthase.

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Date: 26 to 30 July 2015 | Venue: Vienna, Austria

The 12th Biotrans, in cooperation with ACIB, covers all aspects of biocatalysis with special focus on enzyme mediated cascade reactions, enzyme discovery, bioinformatics, systems bio(techno)logy, protein engineering by directed evolution and/or rational design, enzyme immobilisation, process development and scale-up as well as manufacturing of chemical products using biocatalysis.

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Presentations of KYROBIO Results by ACIB (Project Partner)

Title: “Engineering of cupin hydroxynitrile lyases” oral presentation by Romana Wiedner, Bettina Kothbauer, Mandana Gruber-Khadjawi, Helmut Schwab, Kerstin Steiner  at ECB 16, 2014 July 13th - 16th in Edinburgh, Scotland

Title: “Blue Native PAGE: bioprospecting for new hydroxynitrile lyases” presentation by Elisa Lanfranchi, Eva M. Köhler, Kerstin Steiner, Anton Glieder , Margit Winkler at biocat 2014, 2014 Aug. 31st – Sept. 4th in Hamburg, Germany

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