Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy


Dr. Isabel Pardo Mendoza

Department of Microbial & Plant Biotechnology

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

C/Ramiro de Maeztu, 9;  28040 Madrid (Spain)

Telf.: +34 91 8373 112   Ext.: -4384   e-mail:

Main Research Lines / Participation in SusPlast:

  • Bacterial upcycling of mixed plastic wastes through metabolic engineering,    synthetic biology, and systems biology approaches
  • Production of wax esters and related compounds in Acinetobacter baylyi as building blocks for the synthesis of sustainable plastics
  • Engineering Acinetobacter baylyi as a microbial chassis for the secretion of plastic hydrolyzing enzymes
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