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Challenge Mining Yeast Protein Hydrolysate
Mining Yeast Protein Hydrolysate
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 170
Posted: Sep 30 2013
Challenge ID: 9933387
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What valuable fractions of the S.cerevisiae proteome could be harvested from yeast protein hydrolysates and how?

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.


The Seeker wishes to identify valuable peptides, proteins or proteinaceuos complexes that could be isolated from Sacchromyces cerevisiae. Ideally, the target biomolecules would be obtainable from yeast protein hydrolysate. Proposals of molecules must be accompanied by insights regarding how they may be used in an existing commercial application.

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted.  The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.

To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution.

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