Scope and targets
BioUPGRADE will apply advances in computational biology to mine escalating genomic and proteomic datasets; introduce a bio-customize framework that stretches beyond current synthetic biology concepts; and establish a structure-function matrix for tailored biopolymers and new assemblies.
KEY PROJECT DELIVERABLES INCLUDE:
1) application-driven functional screens critical to breakthroughs in biotechnologies for materials engineering
2) a toolbox of surface-acting proteins and enzymes designed for bio-based materials engineering
3) protocols for controlled assembly of tailored biopolymers into fully bio-based materials, from sustainable textiles to personal health products.