Join the ICRI-BioM Seminars

The International Centre for Research on Innovative Biobased Materials (ICRI-BioM) invites you to take part in a series of online Seminars with worldwide known Professors. The leading topic is polymers and biobased materials.

Take part in the upcoming seminar on Friday, February 11, at 10.00 a.m. CET. Prof. Dr. Vassily Hatzimanikatis will present his work on the lecture: “Computational Methods and Resources for Synthetic Metabolism and Metabolic Engineering”.


Metabolic dark matter describes the gaps in today’s knowledge of metabolic processes, which has been accumulated in the past decades of biochemical research. The continuous growth of biochemical reaction databases, the sustained discovery of novel natural products and the difficulty to predict the behavior of cellular metabolism strongly indicate that many metabolic components are currently missing from our biochemical record. Yet, these unknowns not only undermine our understanding of metabolism, they also hamper synthetic biology and metabolic engineering endeavors and therefore slow down the shift of the chemical industry towards greener, more sustainable biosynthesis processes. To our knowledge, no one has ever attempted to systematically map and fill the knowledge gaps in metabolism at the scale of global biochemical knowledge.


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