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Industrial collaborators of ACIES BIO

Due to the nature of our work, it is ACIES BIO policy to keep the identity of our industrial partners and clients confidential.

Academic collaborators of ACIES BIO

ACIES BIO has established strong R&D collaborations with many of the leading international academic institutions. In addition to R&D activities, these collaborations allow also a great degree of mobility of researchers and transfer of knowledge and best practice between institutions. ACIES BIO regularly collaborates with:

  • University of Strathclyde, UK
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • John Innes Centre, UK
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Germany
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany
  • University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • University of Saarland, Germany
  • University of Arizona, USA 
  • University of Cantabria, Spain
  • University of Leon, Spain
  • East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Key recent papers by ACIES BIO

  • Kirm B., Magdevska V., Tome M., Horvat M., Karničar K., Petek M., Vidmar R., Baebler S., Jamnik P., Fujs Å ., Horvat J., Fonovič M., Turk B., Gruden K., Petković H., Kosec G.. SACE_5599, a putative regulatory protein, is involved in morphological differentiation and erythromycin production in Saccharopolyspora erythraeaMicrob. Cell. Fact., 2013, vol.12,126.

  • Lukežič T., LeÅ¡nik U., PodgorÅ¡ek A., Horvat J., Polak T., Å ala M., Jenko B., Raspor P., Herron P.R., Hunter I.S., Petković H.. Identification of the chelocardin biosynthetic gene cluster from Amycolatopsis sulphurea: a platform for producing novel tetracycline antibiotics.Microbiol (Soc. Gen. Microbiol.), [in press] 2013.

  • Blažič M., Starcevic A., Lisfi M., Baranasic D., Goranovič D., Fujs Å ., Kuščer E., Kosec G., Petković H., Cullum J., Hranueli D., Zucko J..Annotation of modular PKS and NRPS gene clusters in the genome of Streptomyces tsukubaensis NRRL18488. Appl. environ. microbiol., 2012, vol. 78, no. 23, 8183-8190.

  • Goranovič D., Blažič M., Magdevska V., Horvat J., Kuščer E., Polak T., Santos-Aberturas J., Martínez-Castro M., Barreiro C., Mrak P., Kopitar G., Kosec G., Fujs Å ., Martín J.F., Petković H.. FK506 biosynthesis is regulated by two positive regulatory elements in Streptomyces tsukubaensis. BMC Microbiol, 2012, vol. 12, 238, 1-15

  • Kosec G., Goranovič D., Mrak P., Fujs Å ., Kuščer E., Horvat J., Kopitar G., Petković H.. Novel chemobiosynthetic approach for exclusive production of FK506. Metab. eng., 2012, vol. 14, 39-46.

  • Goranovič D., Kosec G., Mrak P., Fujs Å ., Horvat J., Kuščer E., Kopitar G., Petković H.. Origin of the Allyl group in FK506 biosynthesis. J Biol Chem, 2010, vol. 285, no. 19, 14292-14300.

  • Magdevska V., Gaber R., Goranovič D., Kuščer E., Boakes S., Duran Alonso M.B., Santamaría R., Raspor P., Leadlay P.F., Fujs Å ., Petković H.. Robust reporter system based on chalcone synthase rppA gene from Saccharopolyspora erythraea. J. microbiol. methods.[Print ed.], 2010, vol. 83, 111-119.

  • LeÅ¡nik U., Gormand A., Magdevska V., Fujs Å ., Raspor P. Hunter I.S., Petković H. Regulatory elements in tetracycline-encoding gene clusters : the otcG gene positively regulates the production of oxytetracycline in Streptomyces rimosus. Food technol. biotechnol., 2009, vol. 47, no. 3, 323-330.

  • Petković H., Cullum J., Hranueli D., Hunter I.S., Perić-Concha N., Pigac J., Thamchaipenet A., Vujaklija D., Long P.F. Genetics of Streptomyces rimosus, the oxytetracycline producer. Microbiol. mol. biol. rev., 2006, no. 3, str. 704-728.

  • LeÅ¡nik U., Lukežič T., PodgorÅ¡ek A., Horvat J., Polak T., Å ala M., Jenko B., Harmrolfs K., Ocampo-Sosa A., Martinez-Martinez L., Herron P.R., Fujs Å ., Kosec G., Hunter I.S., Mueller R., Petković H.. Construction of a new class of tetracycline lead structures with potent antibacterial activity through biosynthetic engineering. Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl., 2015, vol. 54, issue 13, 3937-3940.
Acies was part of Bio World 2017, a unique forum for industry global leaders, policy makers and investors.  
The action is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and European Union from European Regional Development Fund.

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