Biocatalysis in Non-conventional Media 2024

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Biocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 306

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Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Høgskoleringen 5, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: biocatalysis; enantiopure biologically active compounds; chiral chromatography; natural product chemistry
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The Henry Wellcome Building for Biocatalysis, Biosciences, Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QD, UK
Interests: industrial biotechnology; biocatalysis; enzyme mechanisms
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MITR, Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Zeromskiego Street 116, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: bioeconomy; biocatalysis; glycobiology; metabolomics; industrial biotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This conference series was initiated in 1986 and organised by professors at University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, both in 1986 and in 1992. In 2005, the third conference in this series was organised at the University of Manchester, UK.  In 2008, the Lomonosow State University in Moscow, Russia, chaired the conference. In 2017, the fifth edition of this series was organised by professors at University of Rostock, Germany. The hybrid edition of the sixth BNCM conference was held in Milano in May 2022. The seventh International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-conventional media (BNCM 2024, will be organised in Trondheim, Norway, 26–29 May, and the newest research from experts in the field of biocatalysed reactions, both in academia and industry, will be presented. Moreover, the participants of BNCM 2024 will have the opportunity to present their latest results via oral presentations. Young researchers and PhD students are encouraged to present their work as posters.

The present Special Issue will feature the works presented at BNCM 2024, as well as additional contributions in the field of biocatalysis, ranging from synthesis and characterizations to catalytic applications. In detail, this Special Issue will cover the following topics: (i) novel non-conventional reaction media for biocatalysis; (ii) water- and solvent-free reaction systems; (iii) non-conventional media in flow biocatalysis; (iv) biphasic and multi-phase biocatalytic systems; (v) BNCM, from labscale to industrial scale; (vi) kinetics and thermodynamics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions in non-conventional media; (vii) non-conventional media for whole-cell versus cell-free biocatalytic systems; and (viii) sustainable biocatalytic reaction engineering in non-conventional media.

Authors with expertise in any of the above topics are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue of Catalysts. Significant full papers and review articles are very welcome.

Dr. Elisabeth Egholm Jacobsen
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Littlechild
Prof. Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth
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  • enzyme catalysis
  • non-conventional media
  • industrial biotechnology
  • flow biocatalysis
  • sustainable chemistry

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