Project

GlycoProFit: Cost-efficient synthesis of health-promoting glycobioses

Acronym
GlycoProFit-2
Duration
01 April 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • 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
Keywords
sugar green chemistry biocatalysis carbohydrates enzymes
 
Project description

The project aims to establish the Cost-efficient synthesis of health-promoting glycobioses using classical table sugar (sucrose) as substrate and enzymes as green biocatalysts. After synthesis of various new disaccharides (analogues), they will be studied in detail to determine their characteristics in food applications. The most promising candidates will then be produced at large-scale to enable their taste and texture profiling.