UCD Dublin takes part in ESBP 2017

Niall Beagan gives poster presentation at 9th European Symposium on Biopolymers

At this year's European Symposium on Biopolymers (ESBP 2017), the P4SB Project was well-represented: Not only attended CSIS the event in Tolouse this July, but the UCD Dublin, too, had Niall Beagan in attendance, who presented a poster on behalf of himself and his colleages at UCD.

The poster focused on 'The conversion of polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) monomers into polyhydroxyalkanoate', and can be seen here!

 For more Information about this presentation and the ESBP 2017, check out the ESBP Homepage or the P4SB Facebook!

Partner CSIC Presents at ESBP 2017

Dr. M. Auxiliadora Prieto gives keynote presentation on July 5th, 2017

P4SB-project Partner CSIC participated in the 9th European Symposium on Biopolymers in Toulouse last week, where they gave the following presentations:

  • Manoli, M.-T.; Nogales, J.; Prieto, A. System analysis of the PHA cycle with a focus on PhaZ in the metabolic robustness of Pseudomonas putida.
  • Prieto, A. An updated view on medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate production.
  • Mato, A.; Tarazona, N.; Hidalgo, A.; Cruz, A.; Jiménez, M.; Rivas, G.; Pérez Gil, J.; Prieto, A. Phasins at hydrophylic-hydrophobic interfaces: a promising tool for new biotechnological applications.

Curious? You can learn more about this event on the ESBP 2017 Webpage, or at the P4SB Facebook page!

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Interview with Prof. Blank!

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P4SB in the RWTH newspaper!

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Plastic degrading caterpillars

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Plastics - The Facts 2016

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When talking about plastic and recycling, this factsheet (especially page 24-25) is of special interest.

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New publication!

Biocatalysis as a green route for recycling the recalcitrant plastic polyethylene terephthalate

Our partner from University of Leipzig successfully submitted another publication related to P4SB. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Microbial enzymes for the recycling of recalcitrant petroleum-based plastics: how far are we?

P4SB has its next scientific publication written by Prof. Dr. Zimmermann and Dr. Wei!