Bacterial cell factoriest: applying thermophiles to fuel the biobased economy

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The research of Bacterial Cell Factories aims to apply bacteria for production of biobased chemicals from renewable resources. The focus lies on thermophilic Gram-positives. This group of relatively unexplored thermophiles has many relevant characteristics that make them attractive as production organism for green chemicals. Development of genetic tools is a requirement for high-throughput engineering. The scientific challenge lies in exploring and exploiting the microbial physiology of the selected production organisms, involving an integrated approach of various disciplines. Successful development of such Bacterial Cell Factories is crucial for establishing the biobased economy.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789463431750
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • industrial microbiology
  • biobased chemistry
  • biobased economy
  • bacteria
  • genetic engineering
  • thermophilic bacteria
  • biomass conversion

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