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The INMARE Legacy

The INMARE Legacy | iBB | Scoop.it

A video overview of the output of INMARE (‘Industrial Applications of Marine Enzymes’), a four-year European research project that set out to transform the enzyme biodiscovery process and to isolate new enzymes from the ocean, has been made available by the consortium. The goal of INMARE was to shorten & streamline the industrial enzyme pipeline by increasing the value of enzyme collections and to identify new lead products and prototypes during the projects lifetime. INMARE brought together several industrial and academic partners, including iBB-IST. The project received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 634486.

 

Photo details; sea shore by Cascais, Copyright Carla de Carvalho, 2017. 

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Call FET-Open – Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies

Call FET-Open – Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies | iBB | Scoop.it

"This call aims to support early-stage joint science and technology research for radically new future technological possibilities. The call is entirely non-prescriptive with regards to the nature or purpose of the technologies that are envisaged and thus targets mainly the unexpected. A bottom-up selection process will build up a diverse portfolio of projects. In order to identify and seize opportunities of long-term benefit for citizens, the economy and society, the early detection of promising new areas, developments and trends, wherever they come from, will be essential."

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Searching the Ocean for New Biotechnology Resources

Searching the Ocean for New Biotechnology Resources | iBB | Scoop.it

BERG-iBB researchers have just started their participation in the Project INMARE (Industrial Applications of Marine Enzymes: Innovative screening and expression platforms to discover and use the functional protein diversity from the sea”), a new international consortium of more than 20 partners from academia and industry from 12 countries, including leading multinational industrial partners, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Program. The project will mine for and use newly discovered microbial enzymes and metabolites, in particular for the targeted production of fine chemicals, environmental clean-up technologies and anti-cancer drugs.

 

The IST team, led by Prof. Joaquim Sampaio Cabral and Dr. Carla de Carvalho, will develop reactors and integrated processes to assess and improve biocatalysts under both natural and simulated process conditions. Since the majority of microbes from extreme environments cannot be cultured under standard lab conditions, the team will also propose new techniques and growth conditions to cultivate such microorganisms.

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