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Marija Mojicevic, from Athlone Institute of Technology will present BioICEP at Biocatalysis Open Day 2020 .
25/11/2020

Marija Mojicevic, from Athlone Institute of Technology will present BioICEP at Biocatalysis Open Day 2020.

 

Biocatalysis Open Day 2020 is an online event organised by The Biocatalysis Division of the European Federation of Biotechnology.

http://www.efbiotechnology.org/biocatalysis

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BioICEP on "THE IRISH TIME"
24/11/2020

BioICEP has participated in the publication "THE IRISH TIME", in the Sustainability agenda drives search for alternative plastics and energy sources article.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/sponsored/impact-2020/sustainability-agenda-drives-search-for-alternative-plastics-and-energy-sources-1.4395295?mode=amp

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Our collegue Marija Mojicevic has been awarded an ‘Oral presentation prize for early career scientists’ on FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies).
06/11/2020

Dr Marija Mojicevic has been awarded an ‘Oral presentation prize for early career scientists’ on FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) Conference on Microbiology for presentation of the latest BioInnovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics (BioICEP) results. The Presentation titled Plastic saga - The microbes strike back, gave an insight in global problem concerning plastic waste, but also presented microorganisms as a potentially useful solution.  Presented Results focused on isolation and identification of strains with the ability to produce enzymes relevant for plastic degradation. FEMS Conference on Microbiology In association with the Serbian Society for Microbiology (SSM) for the safety and welfare of attendees organized online, from 28 – 31 October 2020. FEMS is a pan-European scientific body dedicated to highlight the importance of science – and in particular microbiology within Europe. This high profile conference offers European, regional and local scientists, and in particular Early Career Scientists the opportunity to participate and avail of a wide range of networking opportunities and knowledge exchange experiences.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the BioICEP Best Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Posters presented at the BioICEP General Assembly Meeting October 22nd & 23rd, 2020.
02/11/2020

Winner : BioICEP ‘Postdoctoral Poster’ Dr Catherine Collins, Limerick Institute of Technology [LIT] Ireland:

Dr Catherine Collins is a Research Scientist at Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre in Limerick Institute of Technology. Her work focuses on exploring the role of fungi in the bioremediation of plastics as part of the Horizon 2020 BioICEP project https://www.bioicep.eu/. Catherine has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Fungal Biotechnology. She had worked on a number of fungal projects both in Ireland and the U.K. prior to joining Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre. While working at Shannon ABC, she has established her own research group which focuses on investigating mushrooms and fungi as functional foods and as sources of enzymes and other bioactives.

Winner : BioICEP ‘Postgraduate Poster’ Naiara Farias, Athlone Institute of Technology [AIT] Ireland:

Naiara has a Bachelor’s Hons Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro- UERJ (2017) and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ / COPPE (2019), focusing on synthesis and kinetic modelling of cationic polymerization of polyolefins.  Following her Master of Science studies, she worked in a huge Brazilian petrochemical company, Braskem, as a researcher trainee under the technology and innovation department, being part of projects to develop new products and processes. Currently, she is undertaking a Ph.D. in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) focusing on the development of sustainable flexible packaging solutions using novel biodegradable and compostable polymer blends.

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BIOICEP Posters
19/10/2020

The BioICEP consortium will present at its next meeting the selected posters of postgraduates and researchers from each of the partner institutes and organizations to present how their current research work is in line with or conforms to BioICEP's ambitions and objectives. The BioICEP Consortium fully supports collaboration, knowledge sharing and listening to the future talents of researchers to help in our mission to drive innovation and excellence for the BioICEP project.
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Marija Mojicevic, from  ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, will present BioICEP at FEMS ONLINE CONFERENCE ON MICROBIOLOGY 2020 
13/10/2020

Marija Mojicevic, from  ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, will present BioICEP at FEMS ONLINE CONFERENCE ON MICROBIOLOGY 2020 

The search for an effective way of managing plastic waste has been the focus of scientific research for the past couple of decades. One of the most promising approaches is the enzymatic degradation of plastic and the retrieval of monomers or their upcycling. A large number of potential plastic-degrading enzymes have been identified in microorganisms, however, most of these enzymes are not nearly efficient enough to completely degrade plastic.

 

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Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, from Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering; the University of Belgrade will present BioICEP at FEMS ONLINE CONFERENCE ON MICROBIOLOGY 2020
13/10/2020

Plastic degrading microorganisms:
Opening an avenue to a sustainable world?

We live in the Age of Plastics. Synthetic plastics made our modern life possible being durable, lightweight, and processable. Nevertheless, the growing accumulation of plastic wastes has become a severe environmental and social issue. Recently, the improvement of plastic design and production to facilitate its re-use, repair, and recycling is a major concern, as noted in the Paris agreement on Climate Change, to decouple plastics production from fossil resources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving circularity and up-cycling of the existing plastics is a major challenge and EU-China flagship project BioICEP is tackling that challenge. Reports on biodegradation of synthetic plastics by microorganisms or enzymes have sprung up, and these offer a possibility to develop biological treatment technology for plastic wastes.

 

https://fems-microbiology.org/opportunities/fems-conference-on-microbiology-2020/

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Call for Posters
25/09/2020

The BioICEP consortium wish to extend a call for posters to the postgraduate and research community within each of the partner Institutes and organisations to propose how their current research work is in line or fits with the ambitions and goals of BioICEP. The Consortium of BioICEP fully support collaboration, knowledge sharing and listening to the up and coming talent pipeline of researchers to assist in our mission to drive innovation and excellence for the BioICEP project.

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BioICEP Consortium Meeting
16/09/2020

On September 15, took place the BioICEP Consortium Meeting, where were reviewed the project key achievements to date and the progress towards expected each work package.

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BioICEP was present at the MIX-UP Six Month Meeting. The main idea of MIX-UP (MIXed plastics biodegradation and UPcycling using microbial communities) is to showcase a novel approach to the circularity of the plastic life cycle and therefore addresses
09/09/2020

More info at http://www.mix-up.eu

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BioICEP at National Newspaper Jornal de Negócios
28/08/2020

https://www.pressreader.com/portugal/jornal-de-negocios/20200805/281870120780259

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1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences
30/07/2020

Our friend Dr. Evangelos Topakas, from Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, will be in sessions Charis. in the 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences in 2020 (ECCS 2020) that is hosted online by: https://eccs2020.sciforum.net.

An often-quoted statistic is that catalysts are used in 90% of all chemical products, a reflection of the importance of catalysis in powering a modern society. This includes the role that catalysis plays in the production of fuels, chemical manufacture, fertilizer production, environmental protection and cleanup, pharmaceutical manufacture, sustainable energy, biomass conversion, polymer chemistry, and electrochemistry. ECCS 2020 will present the latest research on the use of catalysts in these critical areas. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

The BioiCEP project will be presented by AIMPLAS. The PowerPoint will be displayed directly on the website using Sciforum's patented slide viewer.

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AIT Leads Global Effort to Tackle Plastic Pollution and Develop Next Generation Materials in a H2020 project - Horizon 2020 Ireland
28/05/2020
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Presidents Report March
27/05/2020
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AIT future jobs and skills event to prepare Midlands for the transition to circular economy _ Athlone Institute of Technology
02/04/2020
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BioICEP project to develop next-generation materials kicks off - bioplastics MAGAZINE
05/03/2020
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Engineers Journal Athlone Institute of Technology leads global effort to tackle plastic pollution and develop next-generation materials
02/03/2020
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AIT leads global effort to tackle plastic pollution and develop next-generation materials
14/01/2020
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.