Production of new bioactive compounds by plants and bacteria using new and improved halogenases

Coordinator: Karl-Heinz van Pée
UTAD/CITAB Coordinator: Alfredo Augusto de Carvalho Aires

This is a 36 month project present by an International Consortium coordinated by Dr. Karl-Heinz van Pée, from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany involving of 6 International Instituitions namely: i) Technische Universität Dresden, Allgemeine Biochemie, D-01062 Dresden, Germany; ii) John Innes Centre, Department of Biological ChemistryUniversity of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 6PG UK; iii) School of Chemistry, Biomolecular Sciences Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9ST, UK; iv) Technische Universität Dresden, Pflanzenphysiologie, D-01062 Dresden, Germany v) CITAB - Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, P.O. Box. 1013, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal; and vi) Vita 34 AG, Deutscher Platz 5a, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany. The CITAB is represented by Professor Eduardo Rosa and the Post-Doc researcher Alfredo Aires (Ph.D.). This project of a 1707 (k€) was prepared and submitted to ERA-NET Scheme of the 7th EU Framework Programme from European Union. The aim of the project is: to sinthetize new and valuable products by plant and bacterial cell cultures with improved enzyme systems for new and more efficient bioprocesses.

Project Details





Start date

May 2014


36 months

Funding Entity


Total Financing

1.700.000,00 €

CITAB/UTAD Financing

100.00,00 €


Responsible institution

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany