Special Issue "Biocatalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2010)
Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann
Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer
Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Biotechnology & Enzyme Catalysis, Greifswald University, Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 4, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)3834 86 4367
Fax: +49 (0)3834 86 80066
Interests: biocatalysis; protein engineering; high-throughput screening; enantioselective synthesis
Biocatalysis encompasses the use of enzymes or whole cell systems for the conversion of readily available, inexpensive starting materials to high value products. Enzymes frequently display extraordinary chemo-, enantio- or regioselectivity, making them attractive catalysts for a wide range of chemical transformations. Enzymes typically operate under mild conditions of pH and temperature and often are compatible to each other. As a result of these advantages, enzymes and whole cells are increasingly applied in areas ranging from the production of intermediates for pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, agrichemicals, biofuels and performance chemicals. In the light of the increasing importance of biocatalysis, the International Journal of Molecular Science will publish a special issuecovering both fundamental aspects of biocatalysis and advances in industrial applications. Reviews and original papers are welcome and will be considered for publication. Possible Topics include (but are not limited to) directed molecular evolution of enzymes, enzyme discovery and high-throughput screening, enzyme optimization, stabilization and immobilization, new types of reaction transformations, industrial application of enzymes including utilization of biomass, process development and reaction engineering.
Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann
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- protein engineering
- enzyme immobiliation
- enantioselective catalysis
- non-conventional media
- bioprocess engineering
Article: Covalent Anchoring of Chloroperoxidase and Glucose Oxidase on the Mesoporous Molecular Sieve SBA-15
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(2), 762-778; doi:10.3390/ijms11020762
Received: 4 January 2010; in revised form: 9 February 2010 / Accepted: 9 February 2010 / Published: 24 February 2010| Download PDF Full-text (375 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Miniaturization in Biocatalysis
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(3), 858-879; doi:10.3390/ijms11030858
Received: 7 January 2010; in revised form: 8 February 2010 / Accepted: 9 February 2010 / Published: 2 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (218 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Fructose Production by Inulinase Covalently Immobilized on Sepabeads in Batch and Fluidized Bed Bioreactor
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(3), 1180-1189; doi:10.3390/ijms11031180
Received: 13 January 2010 / Accepted: 17 March 2010 / Published: 19 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (292 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Engineering Cofactor Preference of Ketone Reducing Biocatalysts: A Mutagenesis Study on a γ-Diketone Reductase from the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae Serving as an Example
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1735-1758; doi:10.3390/ijms11041735
Received: 23 February 2010; in revised form: 24 March 2010 / Accepted: 6 April 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (916 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 7 July 2010