ERC Proof of Concept grant voor Tom Grossmann

Tom Grossmann, Professor on Biomimetic Synthesis for Molecular Complexity, receives an ERC Proof of Concept grant for his innovative research on a new technology to stabilize enzymes.

12/20/2018 | 2:46 PM

Grossmann gets its grant for the research proposal ‘A technology for the production of stable enzymes’, about the new technology INCYPRO. Tom Grossmann, Marta Pelay-Gimeno and Sven Hennig published about INCYPRO last summer in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie. The research is about a new method to stabilize enzymes to increase their tolerance towards thermal and chemical stress.

The ERC (European Research Council) has awarded this grant worth 150,000 euros to 60 scientists across Europe. Seven of them are Dutch scientists; Tom Grossmann is the only one at the VU. Grossmann is Professor on the VU since 1 January 2016.