Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations
Project Secretariat
Dr Marta Pérez-Boada
E-mail: MPBoada@cib.csic.es
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Biological Research Centre (CIB)
Calle Ramiro de Maeztu 9, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Phone: 34 918373112
Fax: 34 915360432
Mobile: 34 650080476
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about us
biopolisBiopolis S.L., Valencia,
Spain (Biopolis)
Contact information
Dr. Marta Tortajada, Department of Microbial Biotechnology, BIOPOLIS, Parc Científic Universitat de València, C/ Catedrático Agustín Escardino Benlloch, 9, 46980, Paterna, Valencia, Spain

Phone: +34 963 160 299
Fax: +34 963 160 367
E-mail: marta.tortajada@biopolis.es.

Description of the group
Biopolis, S.L. is a leading microbial biotechnology company established in Valencia (Spain) since 2003, offering contract research and manufacturing. Biopolis is shareheld by the National Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and industrial and financial partners. Biopolis core competences are the isolation, selection, design, characterization, validation and production of microorganisms and cellular metabolites with applications in agro-food, feed, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Facilities are available for molecular biology and biochemistry, bench-top fermentation and scale-up up to 3000 L. Biopolis also has access to genomic research and next-generation sequencing facilities through its affiliate company LifeSequencing (www.lifesequencing.com) offering high-throughput DNA sequencing through Roche 454 GS FLX, IonTorrent and Illumina platforms, for bacterial and eukaryotic genome sequencing, metagenomics, transcriptomics and amplicon sequencing.

Biopolis contribution to INDOX will be led by Dr Marta Tortajada, Microbial Biotechnology Manager at Biopolis. She has 10 years experience in protein overexpression in microbial systems and strain and bioprocess design for biochemical and bulk chemicals overproduction. Other members of Biopolis participating to INDOX project will be Prof Daniel Ramón, CEO and CSO of Biopolis S.L, with more than 150 publications and patents in microbial biotechnology and biotechnological production of microbial metabolites, together with Dr Silvia Segarra, head of Biocatalysis Laboratory, and Diego Rodríguez, MSc, responsible of bench-top fermentation and scale-up, both experienced in metabolic engineering and whole cell biocatalysis.

Main role in INDOX
The main role of Biopolis will be to set-up processes for the overproduction of selected enzymes leading WP6, and collaborate in process development and scale-up of both enzyme production and enzymatic transformation (e.g. for enzymatic production of flavours).
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Project Coordinator
Prof. Angel T. Martínez
Biological Research Centre (CIB, CSIC)
Calle Ramiro de Maeztu 9, E-28040 Madrid, Spain.
E-mail: ATMartinez@cib.csic.es
Phone: 34 918373112
Fax: 34 915360432

Angel T. Martínez is Research Professor of CSIC at the group of Biotechnology for Lignocellulosic Biomass of CIB. He is member of ACS, ASM and TAPPI, with around 250 publications mainly related to oxidoreductases and microbial biotechnology.

His experience is supported by participation in more than 55 national and international research projects, in most of them as head researcher. Regarding EC Framework Programmes, he has coordinated projects of Industrial Biotechnology from FP3 to FP7, such as PEROXICATS (KBBE-2010-4-265397), BIORENEW (NMP2-CT-2006-026456), PELAS (QLK3-1999-00590), PITCH (QLK5-1999-01357) and AIR2 (CT93-1219).
Official webpage of indox [ industrialoxidoreductases ]. Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement nº: FP7-KBBE-2013-7-613549. © indox 2013. Developed by garcíarincón