Main goal of the project
INTERfaces combines material science and protein engineering to design tailored enzymes and (bio-based) materials to obtain optimized heterogeneous biocatalysts.
In nature, elements of living systems are used to speed up (catalyze) chemical reactions. In these biocatalytic processes, natural catalysts, such as enzymes, perform chemical transformations on organic compounds. By mimicking nature, the partners of INTERfaces aim to artificially create biocatalysts by combining enzymes in a cell-like environment. Immobilizing and reusing the enzymes ensures a scalable and more efficient production of these ‘new’ biocatalysts. Ultimately, the biocatalysts will be used in industrial processes like the production of bioplastics, pharmaceuticals, or in the food industry.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 860414.