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ROBOX Publishes two papers on the use of BVMO enzymes to make monomers for use in practical polymer applications

Our partner from Maastricht have published two papers that demonstrate the use of ROBOX technology to produce monomeric lactones that can be used to make polyesters with properties that can be tuned by enzyme selectivity Application of a thermostable Baeyer–Villigermonooxygenase for the synthesis of branched polyester precursors The publication in Organic Process Research and Development…

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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


ROBOX partners UNIMAN and UP collaborate on “The crystal structure of P450-TT heme-domain provides the first structural insights into the versatile class VII P450s” paper UM publish paper on synthesis of novel polymers. UNIMAN publish paper on P450s “Cloning, expression and characterisation of P450-Hal1 (CYP116B62) from Halomonas sp. NCIMB 172: A self-sufficient P450 with high…

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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

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  Report 1.1 Identification of genes predicted to encode relevant robust BVMOs and oxidases Report 1.8 Structural elucidation of relevant BVMOs e.g. at least 3 new enzyme structures Report 2.1 First generation production strains for microbial and human P450s Report 2.2 First generation production strains for robust BVMOs Report 2.5 New vector and host systems for enzyme coexpression Report 5.1 Completion…

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