Project

Novel biocatalysts for the production of glycosides

Acronym
NOVOSIDES
Duration
01 December 2010 → 30 November 2014
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biocatalysis and enzyme technology
    • Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts
    • Fermentation
    • Industrial microbiology
    • Industrial molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins
    • Industrial biotechnology not elsewhere classified
Keywords
enzyme engineering glycosylation biocatalysis
 
Project description

In this project, biocatalytic processes will be developed for the glycosylation of small organic molecules. To that end, new transglycosidases, glycoside phosphorylases and glycoside hydrolases will be identified by screening of natural and mutant libraries, with the use of special fluorescent probes. The reactions will be scaled-up at pilot plant facilities to allow the commercial exploitation of the glycosylated products.