The call supports development of curricular elements aiming at a long-term integration of biocatalysis in life sciences education to facilitate the use of enzyme systems for modern production processes.
Four projects were selected for funding
A working group with representatives from academia and industry reviewed the proposals and based on their recommendation the Scientific Board decided to fund four projects
- simCAT: A Mobile Aid to Recombinant Enzyme Production and Whole-cell Biocatalysis using Microorganisms (PDF 69,6 KB) Verena Looser, Roland Gassmann (ZHAW, Wädenswil)
- SiBeC2 – Smooth Integration of Biocatalysis Elements into Chemistry Curricula (PDF 70,0 KB) Simon Crelier (HES-SO Valais, Wallis), Roger Marti (HEIA-FR, Fribourg)
- VICAB (PDF 102,9 KB)– Blended Learning in Biocatalysis (PDF 102,9 KB) Lukas Neutsch, Andrea Baier (ZHAW, Wädenswil); Simon Crelier, Manfred Zinn (HES-SO Valais, Wallis)
- “CAS- Biocatalysis” - A Novel Postgraduate Teaching Concept to promote the Transfer of Academic Knowledge from Investigative to Industrial Scale (PDF 69,3 KB) Katrin Hecht (ZHAW, Wädenswil)
Call "Curricular Elements"
The call is supporting development of Curricular Elements aiming at a long-term integration of biocatalysis in life sciences education to facilitate the use of enzyme systems for modern production processes. Curricular Elements should target BSc/MSc and continuing education levels.
Curricular Elements could be (but are not limited to)
- New practical and theoretical courses, also employing innovative teaching formats
- Integration of new biocatalytic elements into existing courses
- Integration of nationally distributed competences into joint curricular elements (across institutions and/or across locations)
Content could include
- Expanding retrosynthesis by including biocatalytic elements
- Exploring the regulatory and IP space as well as fundamental elements of economic feasibility of biocatalysis
- Integrative approaches ranging from gene to final product
- Adapting industrial case studies to teachable formats
- Novel approaches to maintain and advance core competences in biocatalysis (e.g. directed enzyme evolution, chemical and process engineering as well as downstream processing)