Special Issue "Biocatalysis for Industrial Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Dr. Per-Olof Syrén
School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, Department of Fibre and polymer Technology, Science for Life Laboratory, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 56-58, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: in silico enzyme design; bioinformatics; enzyme discovery; protein mass spectrometry; synthetic biology; artificial pathway design; polymer technology; material recycling
Biocatalysis has been established as a competitive alternative to traditional metallo- and organo-catalysis. The high selectivity of enzymes, together with their ability to catalyze reactions under mild conditions, have attracted the interest of industries, in some cases even to develop sustainable environmentally-friendly alternatives to commercialized chemical processes. The advances in various fields, such as biotechnology, molecular biology and bioinformatics provided the means to develop tailor-made biocatalysts, as native enzymes in most cases do not meet the industrial standards (in terms of stability, specificity and catalytic activity). With the tools of our age, we are even able to design enzymes that catalyze reactions that have never been observed in nature before. More than that, the advances in metabolic engineering and genome editing facilitated the use of the metabolism of a host to produce complicated products from simple carbon sources in one pot. Thus, there is a constant rise on the number of bioprocesses in industrial applications, especially in the food, pharma and cosmetics industry, as well on the production of basic, as well as specialized, chemicals.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the potential of biocatalysis in industry via selected articles and to emphasize the trends that lead to broader industrial enzyme applications, as well as the challenges to be faced. Submissions to this Special Issue on “Biocatalysis for Industrial Applications” are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews which reflect the state-of-the-art and provide a new insight via a meta-analysis of published data.
Dr. Ioannis V. Pavlidis
Dr. Per-Olof Syrén
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- Enzyme technology
- white biotechnology
- protein engineering
- rational design
- directed evolution
- industrial requirements
- industrial applications