DISCO is based on a proven industrial format that creates a generic pipeline from discovery to translation. The work plan of DISCO is divided into three defined scientific modules: discovery (module 1), application (module 2) and translation and valorization (module 3).
- DISCO will identify new or under-utilised sustainable biosources of plant-derived compounds of pharmaceutical and industrial interest.
- DISCO will develop new tools and strategies to optimise secondary metabolite production in plants.
- DISCO will ensure that the very latest procedures are in place to facilitate rapid and efficient metabolic engineering and molecular breeding.
- From discovery to products: DISCO will demonstrate feasibility of plant based renewable production and effectiveness of the derived products.