MADONNA

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.

Biofaction will contribute to MADONNA in the fields of science communication, technology assessment and managing the science-society interface.

 

 


MADONNA is a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission. Grant agreement H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017-766975.

Project website:

www.madonnaproject.eu

Project partners:

  • 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)