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project200EmPowerPutida aims at developing the ultimate bacterial platform for whole-cell biocatalysis that is bound to take European chemical biotechnology into an unprecedented level of productivity and competitiveness.

As a tightly intertwined and multidisciplinary team of 9 academic and industrial partners, the EmPowerPutida consortium aims to fill major technical and scientific gaps that, to this day, have limited the full-fledged application of contemporary Synthetic Biology to large-scale industrial biotechnology in Europe.

It will do so by developing innovative workflows for the tailored engineering of the lifestyles of Pseudomonas putida, a bacterium with remarkable metabolic endowment and stress tolerant capabilities that make it superior to potential competitors. The ultimate goal of the project is thus to provide a robust platform for the generation of versatile, high performance Pseudomonas putida chassis directed at the sustainable biotechnological production of bulk and specialty chemicals.

We have the ambition to set Pseudomonas putida as a major European platform of choice for industrial, large-scale whole-cell biocatalysis.

The project is coordinated by Professor Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Vítor A. P. Martins dos Santos of the Wageningen University in close cooperation with LifeGlimmer GmbH, Berlin.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020

research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635536.

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