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Mans, R. (author), Hassing, E. (author), Wijsman, M. (author), Giezekamp, Annabel (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing allows rapid, simultaneous modification of multiple genetic loci in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here, this technique was used in a functional analysis study aimed at identifying the hitherto unknown mechanism of lactate export in this yeast. First, an S. cerevisiae strain was constructed with deletions in 25...
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Wu, Yue (author), Liu, Xiuming (author), Li, Q. (author), Chen, Boxuan (author), Luo, Peng (author), Pronk, Arno (author), Mergny, Elke (author)
By using inflatable moulds and then spraying cellulose-water mixture, one ice dome and two ice towers were built in Harbin in December 2016. During the whole process, form-finding of the inflatable moulds as well as the construction of these ice composite shell structures are very important for the final results.
The mould for the ice dome...
conference paper 2017
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Pronk, Arno (author), Luo, Peng (author), Li, Q. (author), Sanders, F.C. (author), Overtoom, M.E. (author), Coar, Lancelot (author)
There has been a long tradition in making ice structures, but the development of technical improvements for making ice buildings is a new field with just a handful of researchers. Most of the projects were realized by professors in cooperation with their students as part of their education in architecture and civil engineering. The following...
conference paper 2017
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Bracher, J.M. (author), de Hulster, A.F. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Biotin prototrophy is a rare, incompletely understood, and industrially relevant characteristic of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. The genome of the haploid laboratory strain CEN.PK113-7D contains a full complement of biotin biosynthesis genes, but its growth in biotin-free synthetic medium is extremely slow (specific growth rate [μ] ≈ 0.01...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Chromosomal copy number variation (CCNV) plays a key role in evolution and health of eukaryotes. The unicellular yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important model for studying the generation, physiological impact, and evolutionary significance of CCNV. Fundamental studies of this yeast have contributed to an extensive set of methods for...
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Pronk, M. (author), Neu, Thomas R. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Lin, Y. (author)
A new acid soluble extracellular polymeric substance (acid soluble EPS) was extracted from an acetate fed aerobic granular sludge reactor operated at 35 °C. Acid soluble EPS dominated granules exhibited a remarkable and distinctive tangled tubular morphology. These granules are dominated by Defluviicoccus Cluster II organisms. Acetic acid...
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Papapetridis, I. (author), van Dijk, M. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
-dependent acetate reduction has been shown to improve ethanol yields and...
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Verhoeven, M.D. (author), Lee, Misun (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Janssen, Dick B. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Combined overexpression of xylulokinase, pentose-phosphate-pathway enzymes and a heterologous xylose isomerase (XI) is required but insufficient for anaerobic growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on d-xylose. Single-step Cas9-assisted implementation of these modifications yielded a yeast strain expressing Piromyces XI that showed fast aerobic...
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Jansen, Mickel L.A. (author), Bracher, J.M. (author), Papapetridis, I. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), de Bruijn, J.A. (author), de Waal, P. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Klaassen, P (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
The recent start-up of several full-scale ‘second generation’ ethanol plants marks a major milestone in the development of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for fermentation of lignocellulosic hydrolysates of agricultural residues and energy crops. After a discussion of the challenges that these novel industrial contexts impose on yeast strains,...
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Marques, W.L. (author), Mans, R. (author), Marella, Eko Roy (author), Cordeiro, Rosa Lorizolla (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Gombert, Andreas K. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Many relevant options to improve efficacy and kinetics of sucrose metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and, thereby, the economics of sucrose-based processes remain to be investigated. An essential first step is to identify all native sucrose-hydrolysing enzymes and sucrose transporters in this yeast, including those that can be activated...
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Brickwedde, A. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Geertman, Jan Maarten A. (author), Magalhães, Frederico (author), Kuijpers, Niels G.A. (author), Gibson, Brian (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
The lager brewing yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus, an interspecies hybrid of S. eubayanus and S. cerevisiae, ferments maltotriose, maltose, sucrose, glucose and fructose in wort to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Complete and timely conversion ("attenuation") of maltotriose by industrial S. pastorianus strains is a key requirement for process...
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Gonzalez Ramos, D. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Grijseels, Sietske S. (author), Swinnen, Steve (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Nevoigt, Elke (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Background: Acetic acid, released during hydrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks for second generation bioethanol production, inhibits yeast growth and alcoholic fermentation. Yeast biomass generated in a propagation step that precedes ethanol production should therefore express a high and constitutive level of acetic acid tolerance before...
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Van Rossum, H.M. (author), Kozak, B.U. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important industrial cell factory and an attractive experimental model for evaluating novel metabolic engineering strategies. Many current and potential products of this yeast require acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) as a precursor and pathways towards these products are generally expressed in its cytosol. The native...
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Vos, T. (author), Hakkaart, X.D.V. (author), de Hulster, A.F. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran-Lapujade, P.A.S. (author)
Background: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an established microbial platform for production of native and non-native compounds. When product pathways compete with growth for precursors and energy, uncoupling of growth and product formation could increase product yields and decrease formation of biomass as a by-product. Studying non-growing,...
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Pronk, M. (author)
Discharging untreated wastewater will contaminate the surface waters and can lead to spread of diseases and long term ecological damage. The most common method for treatment is by the activated sludge process. In this process, nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and COD are removed by bacteria grown in flocs. These bacterial flocs are separated...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Papapetridis, I. (author), van Dijk, M. (author), Dobbe, Arthur P A (author), Metz, B. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Background: Acetic acid, an inhibitor of sugar fermentation by yeast, is invariably present in lignocellulosic hydrolysates which are used or considered as feedstocks for yeast-based bioethanol production. Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains have been constructed, in which anaerobic reduction of acetic acid to ethanol replaces glycerol formation...
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Milne, N.S.W. (author), Wahl, S.A. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.M. (author)
It is theoretically possible to engineer Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in which isobutanol is the predominant catabolic product and high-yielding isobutanol-producing strains are already reported by industry. Conversely, isobutanol yields of engineered S. cerevisiae strains reported in the scientific literature typically remain far below 10%...
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Kozak, B.U. (author), van Rossum, Harmen M. (author), Niemeijer, M.S. (author), van Dijk, M. (author), Benjamin, Kirsten (author), Wu, Liang (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae ethanol dissimilation is initiated by its oxidation and activation to cytosolic acetyl-CoA. The associated consumption of ATP strongly limits yields of biomass and acetyl-CoA-derived products. Here, we explore the implementation of an ATP-independent pathway for acetyl-CoA synthesis from ethanol that, in theory,...
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van Rossum, Harmen M. (author), Kozak, B.U. (author), Niemeijer, M.S. (author), Dykstra, James C. (author), Luttik, M.A.H. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
In many eukaryotes, the carnitine shuttle plays a key role in intracellular transport of acyl moieties. Fatty acidgrown Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells employ this shuttle to translocate acetyl units into their mitochondria. Mechanistically, the carnitine shuttle should be reversible, but previous studies indicate that carnitine shuttle...
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Rebnegger, C. (author), Vos, T. (author), Graf, Alexandra B. (author), Valli, Minoska (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran-Lapujade, P.A.S. (author), Mattanovicha, Diethard (author)
The yeast Pichia pastoris is a widely used host for recombinant protein production. Understanding its physiology at extremely low growth rates is a first step in the direction of decoupling product formation from cellular growth and therefore of biotechnological relevance. Retentostat cultivation is an excellent tool for studying microbes at...
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