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Case studies and other outcomes (phase 2)

Public summaries of funded Business Interaction Vouchers can be found here.

Public summaries of funded Proof of Concept grants can be found here.

Publications can be found here.

Read about collaborations between academics and Johnson Matthey and Oxford Biotrans

Case studies of completed projects (more will be added as projects complete; clicking on the link will open or download a pdf):

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Robust SARS-CoV-2 detection for COVID-19 diagnosis: Enhancing loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) with single-strand DNA binding proteins Case study
Potential anti-viral and therapeutic activities of the enzymatic degradation products of pharmaceutical polysaccharides modulated by metal ions Case study
GLYCOVID-19: Investigating the modulatory effect of metal ions on the interaction of polyanionic heparin with the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein Case study

Bioremediation and biorecovery
Enhancing metal uptake and nanoparticle deposition in plants to recover platinum group metals and gold Case study
Selection of rare earth elements through uptake by methylotrophs (SERUM) Case study
Assessing nickel uptake and pyrolysis potential of willow biomass produced from nickel-contaminated soils Case study

New technologies
Applying nano-flow cytometry to characterise biomanufactured magnetic fluids Case study
Transcriptomic-based characterisation of gene expression in plant roots in response to a metal nanoparticle barrier Case study
FLAVH2: Establishing the feasibility of a metalloenzyme system for dihydrogen-driven flavin recycling for chemical synthesis Case study

Metalloenzymes and biotransformations
Enzyme engineering to improve lignin breakdown for the production of fine chemicals or value-added products Case study
Improving ethylene production using non-heme iron-containing ethylene-forming enzymes Case study
Enhancing iron-sulfur cluster functionality in synthetic biology applications Case study