Masterclass Applied Biocatalysis

Course

Masterclass Applied Biocatalysis

This 4th masterclass will provide detailed information on the basic principles of enzymes, enzyme immobilization and matters relevant to their industrial use.

Organised by The Graduate Schools VLAG and ENTEG (Groningen)
Date

ma 29 april 2019 until wo 1 mei 2019

Venue Wageningen Campus

Background

Enzymes are used in various industrial processes ranging from the ton scale conversion of starch to the gram scale synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The enzymes used in these industrial processes need to be robust, cheap and work under varying conditions.

This masterclass will provide detailed information on the basic principles of enzymes, their engineering and immobilisation, and matters relevant to their industrial use. In addition, emerging fields such as use of enzymes in combination with chemical catalysts, alternative cofactors, enzyme nanoreactors and the use of enzymes in the lab on a chip will be discussed. A special session will deal with the future possibilities of CRISP-Cas technologies. Also issues relevant to industrial practice such as intellectual property will be presented.

Course design and programme topics

The masterclass consists of a number of lectures given by experts from academia and industry and provides ample opportunity to exchange knowledge with the experts as well as the participants. Attention will be paid to:

  • Basic principles of enzymes including structure, function, kinetics, stability and inhibition
  • Enzyme immobilisation
  • Industrial production and downstream processing
  • Enantioselectivity and promiscuity of enzymes
  • Redox enzymes
  • Enzymes in nanoreactors and the lab on a chip
  • Enzyme engineering in theory and practice
  • CRISPR-Cas technologies

Participants

The course will be valuable for those who are working with enzymes in academia and industry, or are considering to do so.