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MemBRane Modulation for BiopRocess enhANcEment

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Coordinator: Dr. Alan Goddard, Aston University, HES, United Kingdom

University of York
, HES, United Kingdom
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), REC, Spain
Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), REC, Germany
The University of Groningen, HES, The Netherlands
Pakmaya, LE, Turkey
Lallemand, LE, Turkey

Group photo MemBRane

Source: Dr. Alan Goddard / Aston University 


Project Abstract
The goal of the MeMBrane project is to develop more resistant cell membranes so that, for example, yeast can produce more alcohol. MeMBrane will characterise cells with high and low chemical tolerance, identify key differences in the make up of their membrane, and engineer these charateristics into new strains. The new improved microbes will be tested at scale and the best will be used by industry to grow chemicals, reducing our dependance on fossil fuels.

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

Project Start: April 2018  Duration: 36 months
Project Budget:  Total Cost: 2.408.000 Euro, Funding: 1.810.000 Euro
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Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting

Project presentation status seminar 2021

Project brochure

HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
LE – large enterprise