Project: Bio-based production of chemical building blocks: Corynebacterium glutamicum as a platform for new and efficient bioprocesses

The project aims at developing Corynebacterium glutamicum as a designer bug, serving as a robust platform organism for new and efficient bioprocesses, such as the production of chemical building blocks from renewable resources. In an iterative way, we will construct and analyze C. glutamicum strains producing different dicarboxylic acids and amino acids. Additionally, the producer strains will be engineered to tolerate dicarboxylic acid stress, a relevant factor for process design and downstream processing of large-scale production processes. Using the producer strains, we will develop, scale-up and implement robust fermentation processes with integrated downstream processing solutions. The project has a high innovative potential for industrial applications and we regard the potential to improve the competitiveness of European companies as very high. - See more at:

Acronym BioProChemBB
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Network ERA-IB
Call 1st ERA-IB joint call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Jülich Research Centre Germany
University of Münster Germany
Ulm University - Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology Coordinator Germany
Paris-Sud University France
University of Lorraine - École Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires France
Instituto de Biotecnología de León Spain
Delft University of Technology Netherlands
New University of Lisbon Portugal