Prof Peter Punt on stage in Berlin

Happy to announce Prof Peter Punt is presenting our findings on protease regulatory systems research at Eurofung next month. Check it out in Berlin, Germany! March 19th-20th.

Our team in Haifa

A Dutch DNA Biotech delegation – Dr Sylvia Segers and Prof. Peter Punt a – will meet you at the European Conference on Fungal Genetics in Haifa end of February.

Key note on Holland Bio Year Event

Prof Peter Punt presents his key note on the Holland Bio Year Event in Rotterdam on January 25th.

2nd generation Itaconic Acid on it’s way

We are happy to announce that the Veni Vidi Veridi (VVV) collaborative project is granted.

In this project Dutch DNA works together with partners DSD, Viride SuStra and the TU Delft to make residual agricultural streams available for high-quality applications.

Next to project coordinator, Dutch DNA’s role within the VVV project is to deliver the biotechnology for robust and efficient fermentation of agricultural residual streams into Itaconic Acid (IA). Currently, IA production on 1G sugars by DDNA’s proprietary Aspergillus niger strains – based on a patented pathway – is at par with the industrial standard, Aspergillus terreus. Moreover, our strains efficiently ferment 2G sugars into IA, which is a feat that A. terreus is not able to do.

The ambition of the consortium is to produce IA in a sustainable and cost-effective manner by further developing proprietary technologies and set up a IA value chain.

The project will take two years and starts first of January 2018.

Wouter de Bonte on stage in Dubrovnik

We are proud to announce that our promising young scientist, Wouter de Bonte, is presenting on the Recombinant Protein Production congress, which is held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, next 23rd – 25th of April. His presentation is titled ‘Molecular genetic engineering of fungal cell factories for protein production’. Give a loud round of applause!