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See new video by ROBOX coordinator

ROBOX has this information video with coordinator Marco Fraaje introducing the project and delivering an overview of WP1 Enzyme engineering and identification of oxidative enzymes Aim We will exploit the current knowledge of structural and mechanistic properties of monooxygenases and oxidases to develop enzyme redesign to deliver robust enzymes using state-of-the art methodologies for predicting…

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Workshops and Meetings


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.…

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7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

The 7th EuCheMS Chemistry conference, 26-30 August 2018 is in Liverpool, UK. The conference has excellent keynote speakers, and there is still time for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations (deadline February 19). See Although the conference covers all aspects of catalysis there is a strong biocatalysis lineup. Biological catalysis Convenor: Dick Janssen…

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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology Open Day 2016 The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) organises and contributes to a range of outreach, public engagement and widening participation events throughout the year in accordance with the University of Manchester’s social responsibility remit. The latest of these was the institute’s 5th A-Level Open Day which, this year, featured…

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ROBOX Publications

Recent ROBOX Posters

Here are our latest posters that give more details about our results. Please contact us if you wish to find out more. From ACIB some results on drug metabolite synthesis – Combinatorial Optimization strategies to increase Human P450 catalytic Activity in whole cell Biotransformations From DTU two posters on implementation of biooxidation – Kinetic Evaluation…

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High performing immobilized Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase and glucose dehydrogenase for the synthesis of ε-caprolactone derivative This paper describes co-immobilized biocatalyst enzymes that allows cofactor regeneration and higher yields. See our latest paper that demonstrates the environmental metrics of our biocatalysis technology A prospective life‐cycle assessment (LCA) of monomer synthesis: Comparison of biocatalytic and oxidative chemistry See…

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Some More ROBOX Publications

RUG made a significant contribution to this paper on enzyme improvement Manipulating the stereoselectivity of the thermostable Baeyer–Villiger monooxygenase TmCHMO by directed evolution Abstract   UAB have led the publication of a collaborative ROBOX paper An immobilized and highly stabilized self-sufficient monooxygenase as biocatalyst for oxidative biotransformations Full Paper UNIMAN publish a new paper on…

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Deliverable Reports