Peroxicats: PEROXidases as bioCATalystS
E nzymes catalyzing redox reactions (oxidoreductases) represent an enviromentally-friendly alternative to harsh chemical reagents in industrial processes that include oxidative transformations for the production of chemicals and other value-added products with large markets in developed and emerging economies. [read more]
Introducing the Peroxicats consortium
Each partner has been selected and invited to join the PEROXICATS consortium based on its excellence in the different S&T areas needed to build up this challenging interdisciplinary project.

Peroxicats consortium at the kick-off meeting in Madrid.
In this way, the four research/academic groups (one small but highly dynamic University and three large research Institutes) and the two industrial partners (a world-leader company and a highly-specialized SME) have the expertises required in the fields of:

1) Fungal Biology and Ecology
2) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Peroxidases
3) Enzyme Structure-function and Engineering
4) Chemical Characterization
5) Enzyme Production
6) Biocatalyst Evaluation

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Last publications
Hori C, .... , Ferreira P, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ, .... , Rencoret J, Gutiérrez A, .... , Martínez AT, .... , Cullen D (2014). "Analysis of the Phlebiopsis gigantea Genome, Transcriptome and Secretome Provides Insight into Its Pioneer Colonization Strategies of Wood " PLOS Genetics, 10. 1004759.
— Fernandez-Fueyo E, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ, Martínez AT (2014). "Engineering a fungal peroxidase that degrades lignin at very acidic pH" Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7. 114.
— Kellner H, Luis P, Pecyna MJ, Barbi F, Kapturska D, Krüger D, Zak DR, Marmeisse R, Vandenbol M, Hofrichter M (2014). "Widespread Occurrence of Expressed Fungal Secretory Peroxidases in Forest Soils" PlosOne, 9.
— Molina-Espeja P, García-Ruiz E, González-Pérez D, Ullrich R, Hofrichter M, Alcalde M (2014). "Directed evolution of Unspecific Peroxygenase from Agrocybe aegerita" Appl. Environ. Microbiol., doi: 10.1128/AEM.00490-14.
[more publications]
"Search, engineering, and applications of new oxidative biocatalysts"
BBB Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (2014)
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