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Section Board for 'Biocatalysis' (45)

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Dr. Evangelos Topakas
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Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytech Str, Zografou Campus, Athens 15780, Greece
Interests: industrial biotechnology; biocatalysis; bioremediation waste valorization; bioactive compounds; protein engineering
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Prof. Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth
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Institute of Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Interests: biochemistry; metabolomics; biocatalysis; biotechnology; glycobiology; catalytic asymmetric synthesis
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Secundo
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CNR, Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, I-20131 Milan, Italy
Interests: enzyme technologies; enzyme immobilization; biocatalysis in non-conventional media; biotransformations; protein conformation
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Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Cramer
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SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
Interests: synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy and bioinorganic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Omer Yehezkeli
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Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Israel
Interests: biosensors; biocatalysis; photocatalysis; nano-bio interfaces; photo-bioelectrochemical cells
Dr. Zheng Guo
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Department of Engineering, Faculty of Technical Science, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Interests: bio-refining; green synthesis; biocatalysts; enzyme engineering; lipid chemistry; ionic liquids; enzyme discovery; new chemistry
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Dr. Wei Du
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: lipids transformation; enzymatic catalysis
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Prof. Dr. Felix Garcia-Ochoa
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Chemical Engineering and Materials Department, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: bioprocess development; bioreactor design and scale-up; kinetic modelling of enzymatic and microbial processes; oxygen transfer and uptake rates; microbial stress; biorefineries
Prof. Dr. László Poppe
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Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: organic chemistry; biocatalysis; stereoselective synthesis; enzyme development and application
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Prof. Dr. Yung-Chuan Liu
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Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Interests: fermentation technology; protein engineering; immunoassay; membrane technology; molecular engineering
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Prof. Dr. Vicente Gotor-Fernández
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Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oviedo, Calle San Francisco, 3, 33003 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Interests: Organic chemistry; Asymmetric synthesis; Biocatalysis; Pharmaceutical products; Reactions in unconventional solvents
Prof. Dr. Jose Moura
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LAQV – REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: Bioinorganic Chemistry; Metal Ions in Biology
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Prof. Dr. Roger Sheldon
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1. Molecular Sciences Institute, School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: green chemistry, biocatalysis, and the bio-based economy
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel M. Papamichael

Enzyme Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110, Greece
Interests: chemical and enzyme kinetics (homogeneous/heterogeneous reactions); enzymology; enzyme biotechnology; biofuel production; statistical analysis of experimental data; experimental design; computer programming
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Dr. Juan M. Bolivar
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Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous biocatalysts; enzyme stabilization; flow microreactor; process intensification
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Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmidt-Dannert
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Kirkwood Chair of Biochemistry, Dept. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
Interests: biocatalysis; biosynthesis; bio(inorganic)-nanomaterials; protein-based nanomaterials; design of novel biocomposite materials; natural products and enzymes from fungi
Prof. Dr. Aniello Costantini
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Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125, Fuorigrotta, Naples, Italy
Interests: nanostructured materials; sol–gel synthesis; enzyme immobilization; catalysis
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Dr. Immacolata Serra

University of Milano, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS), Milano, Italy
Interests: biocatalysis, heterologous protein expression, enzyme immobilization, enzyme engineering, multi-enzymatic processes, acylases, ketoreductases, nucleoside phosphorylases, fermentations
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Prof. Dr. Ulf Hanefeld
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Biocatalysis & Organic Chemistry, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: enzymes that enable the formation of C–C bonds or catalyze reactions that are chemically extremely difficult to perform, their immobilization and application in organic synthesis
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Prof. Dr. Jose M. Guisan
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Department of Biocatalysis, Institute of Catalysis, Spanish Research Council, ICP-CSIC, Campus UAM, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: enzyme engineering: purification, immobilization, stabilization, reactivation; hyperactivation; main enzymes: lipases, penicillin G acylase, endoxylanases, beta-xylosidases, etc.; enzyme processes: fine chemistry, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, green energy; enzyme reactors: stirred tanks, packed beds, etc.
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Dr. Agatha Bastida Codina
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Prof. Dr. Richard Daniellou
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Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique (ICOA), Université d’Orléans UMR-CNRS 7311, BP 6759, rue de Chartres, 45067 Orléans CEDEX 2, France
Interests: biocatalysts; enzymology; glycobiochemistry; glycosyltransferases; glycosidases
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Gadda
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Department of Chemistry and Department of Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 30302-3965, USA
Interests: Enzymology, Flavoproteins, Enzyme Mechanisms, Redox Enzymes, Enzyme Kinetics, Rapid Reaction Kinetics, Oxidases
Prof. Dr. Byung-Gee Kim
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: Biocatalysis and Enzyme Reaction Engineering;Cell and Metabolic Engineering; Proteomics and application of mass spectrometry.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Marco Fraaije
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Faculty of Science and Engineering Biotechnology, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: Enzyme engineering; Redox enzymology; Enzyme applications; Pharmaceuticals; Lignocellulosic ethanol; Food processing; Secondary metabolites; Flavor
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Dr. Maria-Eirini Pandelia
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Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Rm 656, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453, Brandeis University, USA
Interests: Metalloenzymes, small molecule activation, [Fe-S] cluster containing proteins, chemical diversion of similar protein scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Stefano Serra
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The new affiliation information is: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (C.N.R.), Istituto Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche (SCITEC), Via L. Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy
Interests: organic synthesis; stereoselective synthesis; development of new synthetic methods; biotransformations and use of enzymes in organic synthesis; biogeneration of flavours and fragrances; natural products; synthesis of biological active compounds
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Zuorro
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: adsorption; advanced oxidation processes; antimicrobials; antioxidants; azo dyes; bioactive compounds; biocomposites; biofilms; bioproduct recovery; biorefinery; color removal; enzymatic treatments; enzymes; functional cosmetics; functional foods; green synthesis; lipid recovery; microalgae; mixture design; nanoparticles; phenolic compounds; protein denaturation; proteins; solvent extraction; vegetable oils; waste valorization; wastewater treatments
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Dr. Richard H. Fish
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry at the Interface with Biology, including Biocatalysis; DFT Studies on Organometallic Catalysis in Tandem with Enzyme Biocatalysis Mechanisms
Dr. Gloria Fernandez-Lorente
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Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC). C/ Nicolás Cabrera, 9, Campus de Cantoblanco. 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: The main research lines of my lab are: i. Enzyme engineering: Purification, immobilization, stabilization, and reactivation of industrial enzymes (Surface Enzyme Biotechnology); ii. Engineering of enzyme biotransformations: a. fine chemistry (asymmetric synthesis, regioselective processes, etc.) b. food chemistry (functional ingredients, prebiotics, omega3 fatty acid derivatives, lipids, etc.) c. analytical chemistry (immobilization of enzymes, antibodies, DNA probes, etc.) d. energy (enzymatic synthesis of biodiesel)
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Prof. Dr. Anwar Sunna
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Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: biocatalysis; synthetic biology; bioengineering: proteins; nanoparticles
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Plou
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Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, CSIC, Marie Curie 2, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: enzymatic transformation of carbohydrates; immobilization of enzymes; enzymatic glycosylation of polyphenols; enzymatic acylation with lipases
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Prof. Dr. Frank Hollmann
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Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Van der Maasweg 9, 2629HZ Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: Biocatalysis, Oxidation chemistry, Oxyfunctionalisation reactions, Green Chemistry
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Prof. Dr. John Woodley
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Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme technology
Prof. Dr. Andres R. Alcantara
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Department of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University, Plaza De Ramon y Cajal, S/N University City, Madrid, Spain
Interests: enzymatic synthesis of drugs and bioactive compounds; sustainable processes; biocatalyst upgrading; pharmaceutical industry; organic chemistry; pharmaceutical chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Peter Grunwald
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Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Grindelallee 117-20146 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: biocatalysis; enzymatic analysis; Environmental biotechnology
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Dr. Ioannis V. Pavlidis
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Department of Chemistry - University of Crete, Voutes University Campus, 70013, Heraklion, Greece
Interests: enzyme discovery; enzyme optimization; protein engineering; biocatalysis; biomass and waste valorization
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Prof. Dr. Takeshi Sugai
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: biocatalytic functional group transformation, enzyme-catalyzed kinetic resolution, enzyme-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis
Prof. Dr. Per Berglund
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Department of Industrial Biotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: transaminase biocatalysis, enzyme stability, enzyme engineering, enzyme stereoselectivity
Prof. Dr. Maria H. L. Ribeiro
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Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme immobilization; stabilization and purification; bioactive compounds; microreactors; bioprocesses optimization; pharmaceutical biotechnology
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Dr. Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
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Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: microbial biotechnology; biological polymers; biocatalysis; bioremediation; bioactive molecules; antimicrobials
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente
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Institute of catalysis and petrochemsitry-CSIC, Campus UAM-CSIC, C/ Marie Curie 2, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme immobilization; enzyme stabilization; enzyme chemical modification; bioprocess optimization
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Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger
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Industrial Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Universitätsstrasse 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
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Prof. Dr. Eun Yeol Lee
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Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do17104, Korea
Interests: biocatalysis; protein and metabolic engineering; biorefinery
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Dr. David D. Boehr
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Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: Interests: enzymes; protein biophysics; allostery; protein engineering; NMR; microbiology
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