BIOSURFACTANTS: Multifunctional biomolecules of the 21st century

  • Pattanathu Rahman (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

The growing demand for biosurfactant production is due to its wide range of industrial and biomedical applications. We built condition-specific computational models to exploit an eco-friendly bacterium to produce high-value biosurfactants and identified a substantial increase in synthesis of biosurfactants by the engineered model, these predictions can be used in synthetic biology to suggest optimal steps for engineering microorganisms. We have a unique biosurfactant production process and directly benefited from the EU project to access Bio-Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) in Belgium to scale-up biosurfactant process and completed techno-economic evaluation, which gave the commercial confidence to our research spinout ‘TeeGene’.
Period1 May 2019
Event titleInstitute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science (IBBS) research seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Biosurfactants
  • Biotechnology