Establishment of a vehicle-cargo system to boost cellular export in industrial biotechnology

01 January 2017 → 31 December 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
industrial biotechnology cellular export yeast
Project description

Microorganisms are extensively genetically modified in order to produce useful compounds they do not produce by nature and these are in general assembled inside the cell.
However, often problems are encountered regarding product toxicity and limited export. We will develop a vehicle-cargo system offering solutions here; a re-usable vehicle helps the cargo (molecule of interest) to reach the outside space.