Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy

Systems Biotechnology group (SBG)

Dr. Juan Nogales Enrique

Department of Microbial & Plant Biotechnology

Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

C/Darwin, 3;  28049 Madrid (Spain)

Telf.: +34 91 585 4557          e-mail:

Main Research Lines / Participation in SusPlast:

  • Revaluation of complex and recalcitrant materials, including lignin and polyurethane, into value-added products through metabolic engineering of bacteria and synthetic bacterial communities.
  • Engineering of industrial strains with increased metabolic capacities facing environmental stresses through the development and engineering of microbial metabolic robustness modules.
  • Engineering of bacterial synthetic consortia guided by computational methods for the production of complex molecules using CO2 and light as the sole sources of carbon and energy.
  • Creation of new standardized tools of synthetic biology for the acceleration of genetic modifications in bacteria.
  • Study of the emergence of population heterogeneity in monoclonal populations and its use in complex biotechnological processes.
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