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  • OPTIBIOCAT Insights - Selecting the interesting enzymes

    OPTIBIOCAT Insights - Selecting the interesting enzymes

    13.06.2017 - OPTIBIOCAT is composed of interesting researchers and practitioners with different backgrounds. In several interviews, we want to introduce them, explain their role in the project and give insights into their work within the project. More

  • Poster and publication on the expansion of the feruloyl esterase gene family of Aspergillus niger

    Poster and publication on the expansion of the feruloyl esterase gene family of Aspergillus niger

    11.04.2017 - Poster and publication on the expansion of the feruloyl esterase gene family of Aspergillus niger by characterization of a feruloyl esterase, FaeC. More

  • Sustainability in the spotlight at the In-Cosmetics Latin America

    Sustainability in the spotlight at the In-Cosmetics Latin America

    20.12.2016 - The In-Cosmetics Latin America 2016 took place in São Paulo on October 5th and 6th. Three topics dominated the conference: changes in consumers’ profile, stronger focus on sustainability, and experientialism. More

  • Growing demand for green cosmetics

    Growing demand for green cosmetics

    18.11.2016 - There is a growing awareness among consumers for the potential side effects of certain substances that are used in cosmetics. When it comes to beauty, many consumers increasingly opt for natural products free of artificial additives that could harm the skin or the environment. More

  • Pichia 2016 Protein Expression Conference

    Pichia 2016 Protein Expression Conference

    05.08.2016 - The Pichia 2016 conference was held in Antalya in April, to discuss latest developments in the Pichia protein. OPTIBIOCAT partner, ProteoNic attended the two-day event, where attendees learned how this extraordinary system has progressed over the last 30 years, producing an ever-expanding variety of novel proteins. More

  • Korres speaks at Bio-Based Products World

    Korres speaks at Bio-Based Products World

    22.06.2016 - High profile researchers and industries came together in Amsterdam for this year’s Bio-Based Products World Europe event. Marianna Ralli from OPTIBIOCAT’s partner Korres was invited to speak at the event. In her presentation about Korres’ identity as a company, Marianna also highlighted Korres’ collaborations in consortia such as OPTIBIOCAT to develop green biobased raw materials. More

  • Mining enzymes for green cosmetics

    Mining enzymes for green cosmetics

    04.03.2016 - Market demand is increasing for cosmetics produced with natural enzymes based conversions rather than chemical reactions. European research has launched a major initiative that is sifting through the genomes of fungi and bacteria and directed evolved enzymatic variants for appropriate biocatalysts. More

  • OPTIBIOCAT 2015 Newsletter

    OPTIBIOCAT 2015 Newsletter

    25.01.2016 - We take a look back on 2015 – it was a productive year for OPTIBIOCAT. In November, the partners met at last years' EFIB in Brussels for the project's second workshop, which focused on enzyme expression in Pichia strains. The workshop brought together leading European experts in this field of research More

  • OPTIBIOCAT workshop at EFIB 2015

    OPTIBIOCAT workshop at EFIB 2015

    19.11.2015 - The OPTIBIOCAT partners brought together experts in the field of enzyme expression in Pichia strains for their second workshop, which was held on the 27th October at the "European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy 2015" (EFIB) in Brussels – one of Europe’s largest and most important gatherings for the industrial biotechnology sector. More

  • Workshop: Enzyme expression in Pichia pastoris

    Workshop: Enzyme expression in Pichia pastoris

    19.08.2015 - The yeast Pichia pastoris has become a substantial workhorse in the biotechnology. P. pastoris is a well-established protein expression host mainly applied for the production of biopharmaceuticals and industrial enzymes. The OPTIBIOCAT partners will bring together experts in the field of enzyme expression in P. pastoris for their second workshop which will be held on the 27th October at the "European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy 2015" (EFIB) in Brussels. More

  • Workshop: State of the Art in Enzyme Engineering

    Workshop: State of the Art in Enzyme Engineering

    19.11.2014 - Technical advances during the last decade have enabled researchers to modify the properties of many naturally occurring enzymes. The OPTIBIOCAT partners will bring together experts in the field of enzyme engineering for their first workshop which will be held on the 3rd of December in the beautiful city of Helsinki, Finland. More

  • Greener cosmetics: Innovating cosmetics production

    Greener cosmetics: Innovating cosmetics production

    14.05.2014 - Satisfying the increasing consumer demand for natural and eco-friendly cosmetics will be a challenge for the beauty industry. The new EU-project OPTIBIOCAT aims to replace chemical techniques currently used for the production of cosmetics with energy-efficient and eco-friendly biocatalysts. More




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