Conference/workshop abstracts, books, book chapters
“Identification of polyester-degrading esterases from deep-sea samples”
The first in-person edition of the Annual Conference of the German Association for General and Applied Microbiology after the pandemic break took place in Goettingen, Germany. UDUS FuturEnzyme fellow Tobias Horbach used this opportunity to present his project as collaborative work of FuturEnzyme partners UDUS, UHAM, Bangor and CSIC demonstrating the power of cooperation.
5th European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology (ESSIB)
This annual advanced training course is meant for PhD students and postdocs, with research projects in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biochemical engineering, and bioinformatics. This year’s edition has been organised by the amazing team of our partner from UHAM, Prof. Wolfgang Streit. ESSIB is full of activities: lectures, practical courses, excursions, poster sessions, and social gatherings to give all the participants the opportunity to learn and discuss, and of course to widen their networking. After this summer school, FuturEnzyme’s 24-month General Assembly meeting took place, so many of our members could use the trip to participate in both events.
This week has been intense! Laura Fernández, Paula Vidal and Cristina Coscolín have assisted to BioTrans 2023 in La Rochelle (France) where they shared our work in the form of pitch talk, oral communication and poster! So productive!
UDUS: Discover biotechnology your everyday life /An expedition to novel enzymes
UDUS FuturEnzyme fellows Rebecka Molitor and Stephan Thies were invited together with their colleague Sonja Kubicki to host three days of the Easter holiday academy “Biotechnology” organized by the Science College Haus Overbach. Together with them, the high school students discovered biotech products in their everyday life, observed in lab experiments different enzymes and biosurfactants at work in their household detergents and joined in their minds a research cruise to find novel enzymes in the sediments of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Bangor «New enzymes and biomolecules from extremophiles and metagenomes»
This Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB) Event and Workshop (in person and on line) was held at Bangor University. Professor Peter Golyshin (Bangor) opened the event, followed by Professors Michail Yakimov (CNR) and Manuel Ferrer Martínez (CSIC). At this event assisted CEB researchers, representatives from Academia, Industry and the Funder (WEFO).
BSC: “Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC)”
This two-week residential program is thought for young people (16-18 years old) from all over the world who are passionate about science and technology, annually held in Barcelona. Its goals are to inspire young scientists, to connect them with scientific leaders, and to empower them to pursue their research passions and the future challenges. In this context our BSC colleagues Ana Robles and Rubén Muñoz took in 4 students who learned how enzymes are engineered.
CSIC: “Enzymes wanted, reason: the environment”
The CSIC’s Institute of Biological Research (CIB) organises a series of webinars under the topic Plant and Microbial Biotechnology. In this occasion, the webinar was imparted by our Coordinator Manuel Ferrer, who talked about the discovery and development of enzymes with a clear focus on lessening climate change through their real implementation in industrial processes.
Cristina Coscolín : “Metagenomics: a useful tool for the discovery of new enzymes with biotechnological applications».
Our colleague Cristina Coscolín, from CSIC, gave an invited seminar to Biotechnology students from the Francisco de Vitoria University (Madrid), where she showed how FuturEnzyme is involved in greening the world through enzymes.