New Biological Tools for Increasing Efficiency and Sustainability in Manufacturing Processes.
On 13th November 2019 CHASSY is partnering with KETBIO and METAFLUIDICS to present a number of industry applicable biological tools and technological know-how via webinar. The focus of the CHASSY presentation will be on utilising yeast as cell factories for production of high value compounds which have applications in the cosmetic, nutraceutical and white biotechnology sectors. METAFLUIDICS is focused on cost-effective functional metagenomic screening to find novel and improved enzymes from the environment using microfluidic ultra-high-throughput technologies. Applications range from green bioenergy conversion to bioremediation and food chemistry. During the webinar, you will learn about new tools that have emerged from these projects and the benefits they can offer to industry for increasing both efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing processes.
You can register for the webinar here
CHASSY at GIM
The Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms conference brought together academics and industry stakeholders to discuss the most recent advances in the use of industrial microorganisms for production of bioactive molecules, fine chemicals, flavours and more. Project coordinator, John Morrissey presented synthetic strategies for production of aromatic molecules in Kluyveromyces marxianus in a session on ‘Engineering primary metabolism for strain improvement’. The most recent outputs from the project were displayed in the CHASSY exhibition space, that was shared with TOPCAPI another H2020 Industrial Biotechnology project.
Noemi Montini, a PhD student at UCC, spoke at this years’ annual conference of the Microbiology Society in Belfast. She gave her talk “A large-scale investigation of stress response mechanisms in the industrial yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus” in the session on microbial physiology, metabolism and molecular biology. Read more here.
The 2019 Annual Meeting took place in Sitges, Spain in April 2019. Thirty three project participants attended and contributed their expertise, creativity, and engagement to this productive and enjoyable meeting. Read more here.
The Futuris team from Euronews travelled to Delft in March 2019 to make a mini documentary about the CHASSY project. The documentary features Jack Pronk, Jean-Marc Daran, John Morrissey, Jasmijn Hassing and Mario Beck, who discuss and demonstrate the potential of yeast to boost and support the biobased economy. Find out more here.