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OXIPRO Partners Showcase Project Results and Win Award at NBC 2023

OXIPRO partners GECCO and University of Groningen (RUG) were both present in full force at the high-profile Netherlands Biotechnology Congress (NBC) held on 29 September 2023 at Corpus Conference Centre in Oegstgeest.   Lars Santema – a member of Marco Faaije’s Group at RUG - successfully delivered a pitch talk on his poster and won the poster pitch award (see image).   Meanwhile, GECCO – who both sponsored and participated in the Congress, showcased its collaborative efforts with COSUN, presenting...
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Introducing the OXIPRO Team at GECCO

At Gecco Biotech, we are committed to early-stage enzyme discovery and development for various fields, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals and flavors and fragrances (F&F). We take pride in participating in challenging projects and strive to deliver sustainable and green enzymatic solutions. Nowadays, we position ourselves in the market as a hub for complete enzyme services, from enzyme discovery to establishing biocatalytic processes. Our state-of-the-art experimental expertise and experience in balancing relevant reaction requirements are crucial assets in creating products tailored to...
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Enzymes in Europe, what’s new?

The French bioeconomy cluster "Bioeconomy for change" (B4C) is holding a webinar on innovations in enzyme research in Europe. The event, which takes place on 9th October from 14:00 - 16:30 CEST, will present European projects that are investigating and developing enzymes. The webinar aims to discover trends on enzymatic technologies through ongoing European projects, and to let our network discover European companies and research laboratories working on this topic.   OXIPRO is one of three key projects being discussed...
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Advancing Sustainable Consumer Products: Insights from the OXIPRO Innovation Boot Camp in Berlin

Advancing Sustainable Consumer Products: Insights from the OXIPRO Innovation Boot Camp in Berlin

As the world grapples with environmental challenges, the need for innovative, eco-friendly consumer products has never been more pressing, but how can we build bridges from science to industry and the consumer market?  In response to this question, the OXIPRO Innovation Boot Camp convened in Berlin from April 18th to 19th, 2024. This event marked a significant milestone in the journey towards transitioning to sustainable consumer goods through the co-creation of an oxidoreductase foundry.   The boot camp attracted a...
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Introducing OXIPRO’s Newest Members

Introducing OXIPRO’s Newest Members

OXIPRO is delighted to welcome and to introduce three new members to our dynamic project team:   Gizem Özbek Çam: Zorluteks Gizem graduated from Ankara University, Department of Chemistry in 2012, and then embarked on her master's degree at the same university. Her thesis topic was to develop a biosensor to detect Immunoglobulin G (IgG). After working in the R&D department in the cosmetics industry for 1.5 years, Gizem moved sectors and started working at Zorluteks in 2017. Her current...
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Lightening the Load!

Lightening the Load!

Each and every one of us is a consumer, so how can we adapt our different habits to the current environmental challenges and the energy crisis? The latest Active Site newsletter editorial explores these issues, focusing on how the inclusion of enzymes in detergents not only ensures effective cleaning at lower temperatures but also contributes to a reduction in water, energy, and chemical usage. This is the fourth issue generated by our collaboration of  four projects: EnXylaScope, FuturEnzyme, OXIPRO.EU and RadicalZ, which are developing outperforming...
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NORCE Research Opportunities – Don’t Miss Out!

NORCE Research Opportunities – Don’t Miss Out!

OXIPRO Project Coordinator NORCE has announced two job opportunities - the application deadlines are 18th February!   1. A permanent, full-time research scientist position is available in the Industrial Biotechnology group in Stavanger, reporting to Research Director Keith McCall.  We seek a qualified candidate with at least 1-4 years of laboratory experience to work across several ongoing research projects within the field of microbiology, fermentation and bioprocessing. For more information and to apply: Research Scientist - Fermentation and bioprocessing analytics...
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OXIPRO Partner Biocatalysts’ Acquisitions Elevate it to Enzyme Partner of Choice

OXIPRO Partner Biocatalysts’ Acquisitions Elevate it to Enzyme Partner of Choice

OXIPRO partner Biocatalysts Ltd has successfully completed the acquisition of Breatec, WeissBioTech and Biosun from its parent company BRAIN Biotech AG, creating the Bioproducts division under the Biocatalysts brand. The completion of these acquisitions enhances the ability to capitalise on synergies within the BRAIN group and intensifies focus on strong growth in its core European and North American markets.   Biocatalysts Ltd is a specialist enzyme company based in the UK and focussed on the discovery, development and manufacture of...
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OXIPRO Researchers Announce Exciting New Oxidase Discoveries

OXIPRO Researchers Announce Exciting New Oxidase Discoveries

Researchers led by Prof. Marco Fraaije at the University of Groningen (RUG) have just published two papers describing the discovery and characterisation of two thermostable oxidases. The first of these was also in collaboration with Barcelona Super Computing Centre, led by Victor Guallar.   Prof. Fraaije summarises these findings:   Discovery and biochemical characterization of thermostable glycerol oxidases Lars L. Santema;  Laura Rotilio; Ruite Xiang; Gwen Tjallinks; Victor Guallar; Andrea Mattevi; Marco W. Fraaije New glycerol oxidases - Biorefinery activities...
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OXIPRO Celebrates UN International Women and Girls in Science Day

OXIPRO Celebrates UN International Women and Girls in Science Day

OXIPRO is celebrating the brilliance and resilience of women and girls in science on UN International Women and Girls in Science Day. This annual global event celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, while also highlighting the ongoing need for greater gender equality in these crucial areas.   This year's theme, "Innovating for Sustainable Development: Access and Equity," emphasizes the power of science to address global challenges like climate change, poverty, and food...
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Meet the Team – How is REDINN Reinforcing OXIPRO’S Innovation Strategies?

Meet the Team – How is REDINN Reinforcing OXIPRO’S Innovation Strategies?

Established in 2007 and headquartered in Rome, RETE EUROPEA DELL’INNOVAZIONE (REDINN) is a high-growth knowledge intensive consulting company that has expanded its operation on a global scale, collaborating with European and international companies and research centres. The growth of REDINN can be attributed to the innovative and specific greentech consulting services that the company offers to private and public entities, specializing in energy, water, waste, the circular economy, and sustainability, as well as the support it provides to industrial and...
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Kick-start your Innovative Creativity with OXIPRO’s Innovation Boot Camp

Kick-start your Innovative Creativity with OXIPRO’s Innovation Boot Camp

Companies and researchers depend on the ability to innovate in order to stay competitive. Innovation is traditionally thought to be associated with fun and creativity. However, innovation can be hard work that requires both willingness and the ability to generate ideas and its purpose should focus on the "why" and not the "what" in order to sustain innovation in the long term.   That's why OXIPRO is offering you the opportunity to register for its free Innovation Boot Camp (IBC)...
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6th European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology – Applied Enzymology

6th European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology – Applied Enzymology

OXIPRO Partner Marco Fraaije, the Fraaije Group, RUG, is inviting interested candidates to register for an exciting new course taking place from April 8th - 12th 2024 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The course: Applied Enzymology, 6th European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology, will provide detailed information on the basic principles of enzymes, their engineering and industrial application. Except for lectures by experts, the course includes company visits and training in the use of computational enzyme engineering tools. The course is...
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OXIPRO Casts its Net across the Aquaculture Sector at ECOMONDO 2023

OXIPRO Casts its Net across the Aquaculture Sector at ECOMONDO 2023

OXIPRO, represented by Giorgia Liberati from partner REDINN, succeeded in engaging with a significant number of stakeholders at the 26th edition of Ecomondo, the international circular economy exhibition which took place from November 7th to 10th in Rimini, Italy. Also taking part were partners from OXIPRO's sister project FuturEnzyme. This year saw a marked increase in attendance at the event, where visitors numbered around 150,000. With exhibitors, events, conferences, and guests from all over the world, Ecomondo confirmed itself as...
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New Team Member at NORCE Adds Value to OXIPRO’s Circularity Goals

New Team Member at NORCE Adds Value to OXIPRO’s Circularity Goals

OXIPRO is delighted to welcome NORCE Business Analyst and Researcher Anne Marthe Harstad to the team.   Anne Marthe describes her background and what she brings to the project:   "I hold an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). My major is Economic Analysis, which offers an analytically rigorous approach to economics, business management and finance. I chose courses mostly within economics, as well as finance. In my MSc thesis, I analyzed product...
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