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ROBOX at “Day of Chemistry”

On Saturday 6th of October ROBOX presented at the Day of Chemistry at Chemelot in Geleen (NL) and Maastricht University presented to an open general audience. In total there were 2500 visitors and the ROBOX attracted interest in the area of biotechnology. poster Dr Katrien Bernaerts presents ROBOX to a wider audience. Chemelot stands for…

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Recently ROBOX oxidation technology was recently widely publicized at the leading pharmaceutical industrial showcase exhibition CPhI in Madrid. Led by our partner TUG this was an excellent opportunity to promote our use of CYP450 technology to produce pharmaceutically relevant metabolites. CLE also promoted their combination of ADH and NOX technology for alcohol oxidation. IF YOU…

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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


Our partner RUG have published a paper on how ROBOX catalysts can be used to add value to glycerol – a byproduct of biodiesel production that is treated as waste. “Structure-based engineering of Phanerochaete chrysosporium alcohol oxidase for enhanced oxidative power towards glycerol” See ROBOX latest publication from RUG

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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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