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Department of Biochemistry


Florian Hollfelder is currently the coordinator of two EU-funded research training networks

  • MMBio ('Molecular Tools for Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention')
  • ES-Cat ('Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis').


Past networks

Florian Hollfelder was the coordinator for three Marie Curie ITN networks which were fully funded by the European Commission.


PhosChemRec (2010 - 2014)

PhosChemRec is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network set up to provide young researchers with hands-on research experience and formal training in the classically separate disciplines of Chemistry and Biology. PhosChemRec ended in June 2014 and its website is still active.  

Project number EC-FP7-MC-ITN-2009-238679





ENEFP (2008 - 2012)

We used directed evolution as tool to reproduce Nature's remarkable ability to generate functional proteins.

Project number EC-FP7-MC-ITN-2008-215560



ProSA (2006 - 2010)

We trained researchers to use bioinformatics tools to direct high-throughput screening (HTS) for new protein-protein interactions and in kinetic and thermodynamic characterisation of identified protein-protein interactions.

Project number EC-FP6-MRTN-CT-2005-019475