Kick-off meeting of the EUROMBR-project: European network for innovative microbioreactor applications in bioprocess development

The new European consortium "EUROMBR - European network for innovative microbioreactor applications in bioprocess development" met on 2014, 21/22 January at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, Copenhagen, to their kick-off meeting. Within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) that is supported by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7, eleven PhD students and five post-doctoral fellows across nine European countries will be involved. In addition to the DTU as the coordinator of the project (K. Gearney and U. Krühne), the university partners, the Technische Universität Braunschweig (ibvt, R. Krull), University College London (N. Szita), Technical University of Graz (T. Mayr and B. Nidetzky), University of Ljubljana (P. Žnidaršič Plazl and I. Plazl), University of Oulu (A. Sesay ) and University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro (G. Perozziello ) involved in the project. As companies Micronit Microfluidics BV (Enschede), Microfluidic Chip Shop GmbH (Jena), iX-factory GmbH (Dortmund), Nanomateriales y Polimeros SL (Granada) and CerCell (Holte) are engaged in the consortium.

This project addresses promoting the use of microbioreactors (MBRs) for more efficient screening and scale-up of biocatalytic processes. In the current state-of-the-art, biocatalysis is increasingly being applied to the manufacturing of bulk chemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. The main objective of the EUROMBR project is to deliver a trans-European network of industrially oriented specialists fully trained in the development and application of MBR technology to support the progress of innovative bio-based development processes.


 
The research consortium of the European network for innovative microbioreactor applications in bioprocess development at their kick-off meeting at DTU, Lyngby, Copenhagen

The application process for the appointment of a total of 11 PhD students and 5 post-doctoral positions is being performed (see "Current vacancies”).

For more informations see EUROMBR.