Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are natural plastics rapidly compostable and biodegradable in the environment. These can replace the petrochemical products that we now use which are degrading our environment because of their persistance and danger to flora and fauna. These PHAs are not new – products based on these were first developed by the UK company ICI…Details
ROBOX PI who has worked in ROBOX on developing enzymes to make the building blocks for polymers gives an interesting talk on the problems of plastics in our environment and makes some suggestions how biobased materials can solve some of the problems. See presentation
The ROBOX members are presenting at the following upcoming conferences – c-LEcta GmbH will be at the Gordon Research Conference Biocatalysis and at the EMBO workshop “Enzymes, biocatalysis and chemical biology: At the new frontiers to present on the development of ADH and NOX for robust, selective and efficient oxidation reactions suitable for industrial processes.…Details
Scientists have reported a new approach to stopping a range of cold viruses. This could lead to a way to prevent infection. See paper in Nature Chemistry
ROBOX at MEMEnginy Technological Fair. The Technological Fair MEMEnginy is organized by the UAB annually with the main aim to promote the contact between academia and companies and to promote the new technologies to build strategic synergies between companies and universities. This fair also has the objective to show future opportunities for students who are…Details
A paper “Unraveling the Molecular Determinants of Bee Sensitivity to Neonicotinoid Insecticides” describing collaborative work between Exeter University, Rothampstead and Bayer have shown that insecticides with very low impacts on bees is possible. This is due to cytochrome P450s of the CYP9Q subfamily determine bee sensitivity to neonicotinoids. Cytochrome P450s are one of the target…Details
Our ROBOX Bioengineering workshop proved a great success and was particularly helpful to people who want to scale-up reactions. If you want to learn more about this DTU will be doing similar events in the future. Please contact us using the form on our homepage.
Our partner ACIB continues its program of creating interest in science for the future!
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ROBOX BIO-OXIDATION ENGINEERING WORKSHOP We recently completed our ROBOX bio-oxidation engineering workshop at our partner DTU site near Copenhagen. The workshop delivered over three days addressed all aspects of scaling-up biocatalysed oxidations and gave many insights into the larger scale reactions and how to address issues. Many aspects are not necessarily intuitive and clear understanding…Details