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Cladogram of the GH10 family

New scientific paper on xylanase Xyn11, active at extreme conditions of temperature and alkalinity One of the initial objectives of the European Project WoodZymes (www.woodzymes.eu) was to obtain a xylanase biocatalyst active at extreme conditions of temperature and alkaline pH, suitable for use in the pulp and paper industry. An enzyme with the desired characteristics, [...]

Designing a universal signal peptide for enzyme production in yeast

NEW PAPER OUT!! Design of an improved universal signal peptide to enhance enzyme production in yeast Enhancing recombinant enzyme secretion in yeast is essential to conduct protein engineering and related studies. Researchers from CIB-CSIC report here the design of a universal, optimized signal peptide to improve the production of fungal enzymes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, [...]

Enzyme Directed Evolution

Protein Engineering Approaches to Enhance Fungal Laccase Production in S. cerevisiae Enzyme directed evolution is a powerful technique to design efficient and robust biocatalysts for the industry. Through iterations of mutagenesis and selection it is possible to confer new or improved properties to optimise enzyme’s performance at industrial operation c [...]


ISWFPC 2021 - Rescheduled to November 15-17, 2021 The 21st International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry (ISWFPC) will take place from November 15, 2021 to November 17, 2021 at Talley Student Union in North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, USA. The ISWFPC is considered the most important event [...]

3D structure of a xylanase

In search of a "superxylanase" Our partner IATA-CSIC has recently published an article in Biotechnology for Biofuels, dealing with the search for new xylanases with extremophilic properties using bioinformatic tools. In this note, they explain the main objectives and results of the paper, which entail [...]

Directed evolution cycle

NEW POST!! Enzyme directed evolution for the design of industrial biocatalysts Directed molecular evolution is a state-or-the-art biotech tool used to confer enzymes new features, such as new or improved catalytic activities and/or increased stability under non-natural conditions. In WoodZymes, our partner CIB-CSIC is applying this powerful technique [...]


Partner CTP launched brand new website... featuring WoodZymes Consortium member Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) has recently launched its new website (https://www.webctp.com/en). A nice post about WoodZymes is included in the Collaborative Projects section. Download the pdf from the file list below!


Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry Biotechnology has great potential for the transformation of biomass, such as wood, in paper pulps. Want to know how? Don't miss this article prepared by our partners from InTechFibres Team (CTP & FCBA) summarizing the main biotechnological applications developed and/or under [...]

WoodZymes at Bioeconomy Congress 2020

WoodZymes presented at 3rd International Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg, held Online 21&22 September 2020 Project Coordinator Susana Camarero, from CIB-CSIC, gave a presentation entitled "Extremozymes for wood-based building blocks: from pulp mill to board and insulation products – WoodZymes European Project" included in Session 3.2 Technologies for Biorefineries of the 3rd I [...]

Tecnicelpa July 2020

Woodzymes on newsletter by the Portuguese Association for the Technicians of Pulp and Paper Industries, info@tecnicelpa TECNICELPA is a Portuguese non profitable professional Association for the Technicians of Pulp and Paper Industries. This association was formed in 1980 and now account with 400 individual members (technicians) and 100 collective members (companies), being The Navigator [...]