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Cofund on Biotechnologies

Innovation for Europe – life science meets market application


Fabrication of hierarchically organized multi-functional heterogeneous biocatalysts for the modular synthesis of ω-amino acids from renewable feedstocks.


Coordinator: Dr. Aitziber L. Cortajarena, CIC biomaGUNE, Biomolecular Nanotechnology, REC, Spain

, SME, Spain
University of Notthingham, School of Chemistry, HES, United Kingdom
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, HES, Germany

Group photo HOMBIOCAT

Source: Dr. Aitziber López Cortajarena / CIC biomaGUN


Project Abstract

The HOMBIOCAT project aims at develop a tool-box for fabrication of efficient multifunctional biocatalysts. For this purpose HOMBIOCAT will assemble multi-enzyme systems at the nanoscale on solid and porous materials aided by protein scaffolds that guarantee the hierarchical and spatial organization of the functional modules. The main expected outcome of the project is a new technology based on novel multifunctional heterogeneous biocatalysts for the production of added value products for renewable raw materials.

HOMEBIOCAT is funded by the ERA CoBioTech partners: BMBF, AEI, CDTI, UKRI-BBSRC and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start: May 2018  Duration: 36 months
Project Budget: Total Cost: 1.130.000 Euro, Funding: 980.000 Euro


Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting

Project presentation status seminar 2021

Project brochure

HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise