Dutch food research institute NIZO food research announced this week that it has teamed up with genomics group Greenomics in order to push forward research into the role of genomics in industrial fermentative processes.
NIZO hopes that this collaboration will provide a stronger support for food and fermentation industries with the optimisation of fermentative processes - these processes provide a variety of products, such as aroma's and flavours, fine chemicals and functional ingredients. NIZO claims that with genomics technologies the productivity of these processes can be substantially increased.
Greenomics, the DNA-sequence facility of Plant Research International, is the largest facility for DNA-sequencing in the Netherlands. According to a statement this week from NIZO the new collaboration is in line with other Dutch collaborative programmes and initiatives in the area of genomics research.
In addition to the PRI link-up, aiming at improved access to new research facilities, NIZO is pursuing other ways to build on its genomics knowledge. As partner in the 'Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation' NIZO hopes that a more fundamental understanding will be achieved.