Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences signed agreement with RWTH Aachen University (RWTH) via on-line on September 3 to joint establish a center of biotechnology, during the 3rd Aachen Protein Engineering Symposium (AcES).
The joint center, TIB-IB RWTH Joint Center of Biotechnology (TRCBio), is targeted to build an exchange and collaboration platform in biotechnology to promote the joint R&D, staff exchange, information & resources sharing, technology transfer and industrialization between the two sides with a focus on “robust protein development by computational and evolutionary approach” and to promote its application in sustainable recycling bioeconomy.
Biotechnology is playing a leading role in human welfare since its existence and promoting a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial development. As a core research institute in the field of industrial biotechnology of China, TIB as the host Institute is building the National Center of Technology Innovation for Synthetic Biology (NC SynBio). NC SynBio intends to be constructed as an open and shared collaborative innovation platform.
Institute of Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University (IB RWTH) is an advanced research institution in biotechnology especially in the development of next generation biocatalysis and biohybrid catalysis systems with tailor made functionalities.
As the third international joint center under the framework of NC SynBio, TRCBio's establishment will further help both sides to utilize respective advantages and platforms to push the mutual cooperation to a new level and thus to promote the bioeconomy development especially by enzyme’s industrial application both in China and Germany, said MA Yanhe, director of TIB.
About 200 attendees from nearly 20 countries participated the AcES, including Germany, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Japan, Czech Republic, Chile, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, India, Denmark, Singapore, United States, Russia.
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