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FA COST Action FA0907
Yeast flavour production - New biocatalysts and novel molecular mechanisms (BIOFLAVOUR)

The main objective of this Action is to mainstream and catalyze transnational research in the flavour area, through coordination of research activities in genomics, functional genomics, biodiversity, metabolic engineering, and bioprocessing engineering. The immediate scientific and technological benefit will be to build the foundation for the development of biotechnological and eco-efficient production of natural flavour compounds that will eliminate potential risks for consumer’s health and the environment.

Flavours and Fragrances (F&F) are highly important quality components in food, beverages, cosmetics, detergents and pharmaceutical products. Nowadays, most F&F molecules are produced by chemical synthesis or by extraction from plants. The need for environmentally friendly processes and the consumer’s preference for natural products encourage research and development in the biotechnological production of F&F. This calls for a strong investment in capacity building through molecular, genetic and metabolic studies of the microbial flavour synthesis, which is at the moment relatively scarce. This COST Action will build a unique European Yeast Flavour Network addressing fundamental research in natural bioflavour production through an innovative systems biology approach.

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Chair of the Action:

Dr Gustavo M. DE BILLERBECK (FR)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof. Marie-F. GORWA-GRAUSLUND (SE)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Ioanna STAVRIDOU

Administrative officer of the Action:

Mr Christophe PEETERS

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Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Annual Progress Conference Report

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Poster

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