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Special Issue "Industrial Enzymes: Structure, Function and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Department of Food Sciences and Technology, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Muthgasse 18, A-1190 Wien, Austria
Interests: microbial biotechnology; enzyme-based processes; biocatalysis; (carbohydrate) oxidoreductases; glycoside hydrolases; oligosaccharides; lactic acid bacteria; recombinant proteins
Prof. Roland Ludwig
Biocatalysis and Biosensing Group, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Enzymes play an integral and important role in various industries, including food and feed, detergent, and textile industries. In addition to their well-established applications in these areas, recent developments in the fields of molecular biology, protein chemistry, and enzyme engineering have significantly increased the use of enzymes as biocatalysts for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Industrial enzymes and, especially, biocatalysis have developed enormously in the last decade and now offer solutions for the sustainable production of chiral and highly functionalized molecules. This enormous progress is based on new approaches for the screening and identification of novel enzymes, various methods to efficiently (over)produce enzymes in an economic way, various techniques to tailor enzymes with respect to desired or novel properties, as well as a wealth of structural data on enzymes. The successful use of enzymes in industry and biocatalysis requires a transdisciplinary expertise, ranging from biochemistry, to biotechnology, micromolecular and structural biology, process engineering/enzyme reactors, and thus provides a dynamic environment, which will fuel new applications and future innovations. This dynamic interplay between different scientific areas will also be reflected in this Special Issue on the structure, function, and use of industrial enzymes, both in traditional fields and in novel industrial applications.
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Haltrich
Prof. Roland Ludwig
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- microbial enzymes
- enzyme engineering
- structure–function relationship
- protein modelling
- enzyme reactors