Prof. Lucia Gardossi at the Politechnical University of Timisoara.

Prof. Lucia Gardossi, from the University of Trieste, had the chance to visit and give a seminar at the Politechnical University of Timisoara, where our ESR 4 Iulia Radoi did her studies. Thanks to the connections created by Iulia and her former supervisor Dr Anamaria Todea, Lucia was invited to give a seminar on the research going on in her group. Therefore she had the opportunity to talk about the INTERfaces project and the results of Iulia (ESR4) as well as Chiara Danielli (ERS 11).

Besides her seminar she got to discuss possible future opportunities to establish new collaborations and write new EU proposals addressing Horizon Europe calls.

What a great result of her participation in INTERfaces!

Lucia Gardossi interviewed about biocatalysis

Our amazing PI Prof. Lucia Gardossi from the University of Trieste was interviewed within the QUASAR program (it provides scientific explanations concerning new green sustainable solutions) broadcasted on RAI2 Italian national TV on April 29, 2023 . In the video she explains what biocompostable bioplastics are. If you understand Italian we recommend to go and check it out.

Is a sustainable use of plastic possible?

While the heterogeneous biocatalysis group at CICbiomaGUNE led by Fernando López Gallego is part of INTERfaces they of course also have other irons in the oven. One big topic they are currently working on is of crucial importance for the future. In the two projects BMRex and CEBioPUs they work on providing enzyme-based solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of plastic overconsumption on our planet. Their idea is to use new enzymes with the ability to degrade microplastics or nanoplastics and also enzymes able  to transform waste into polyurethane precursors.

What great projects to work on to take care of our planet!

EnginZyme receives Technology Pioneer 2021 Award by World Economic Forum

The Swedish company EnginZyme was awarded the prestigious title of Technology Pioneer 2021 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for their endeavours in advancing sustainable chemical production. Every year, the World Economic Forum recognizes companies from all over the world that are pioneers in the field of new technologies and innovations. We congratulate our INTERfaces members Karim Engelmark Cassimjee and Alexey Volkov on this big achievement!

Prof. Lucia Gardossi is awarded the International Technovisionaire 2020 Prize

Promoted by Women & Tech – Association of Women and Technologies, the Tecnovisionarie® International Award 2020, a special Research and Science Award, was assigned to Lucia Gardossi, professor of the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Trieste. Congratulations!

The University of Oviedo participates in a European project to generate textiles and bioplastics from natural sources

INTERfaces focuses on the use of chemical compounds from the timber industry and agriculture to obtain others with high added value

EnginZyme raises €6.4M for cell-free synbio

The Stockholm based company claims to be the European hope in the otherwise US-led field of synthetic biology. “We look forward to developing commercial chemical process based on enzymatic cascades, and expanding our technology platform.” says Karim Engelmark Cassimjee, CEO.

Spinchem shares 40 million SEK in research project

The Umeå company Spinchem shares about 40 million SEK in an international research project funded by the European Union.
”This is good timing for SpinChem since our strategy is to create new environmentally friendly, bio-based processes for industry,” says Emil Byström, CEO of Spinchem.

EUR 3.7M for academia and industry to pave the way for sustainable production of chemicals

With EUR 3.7 million from EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Aarhus University has teamed up with 21 other European industries and universities in a project to create natural and sustainable chemical products by mimicking the metabolism of living organisms.