Since the 19th Century, industrial production has massively affected the environment, because its transformations only go in one direction. These unsustainable processes have generated tremendous amounts of waste, which are a great burden on our planet.
The MADONNA Project aims to come up with new chemical reactions to reverse this process in a sustainable way by including new-to–nature reactions into the genome of living beings. MADONNA will use stress conditions and chemo-robots to help microorganisms incorporate into their DNA the ability to perform these chemical transformations. This will allow them to turn industrial waste into a resource, closing the cycle of production.
- The project is led and coordinated by The National Biotechnology Centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
- The MADONNA consortium is composed of a unique combination 8 partners from Europe.
- It began in 2018 and is scheduled to run for 4 years with funding of around 3 million Euros.
MADONNA is a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission. Grant agreement H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017-766975.
- The National Biotechnology Centre of the Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
- ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
- University of Glasgow (Scotland)
- University of Basel (Switzerland)
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
- Isthmus (France)
- Biofaction KG (Austria)
Biofaction will contribute to MADONNA in the fields of science communication, technology assessment and managing the science-society interface.