Scientific Program

Scientific Program

The meeting will focus on the presentation of the latest results in the rapidly growing field of biocatalysis. Plenary lectures will be given by guest speakers in the morning, and short oral presentations and poster sessions will be selected for the afternoon sessions. Substantial time will be provided for poster presentations and informal discussions.

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biocat2016 Invited Speakers



1. Enzyme discovery, production and application

  • High-Throughput-Screening
  • Environmental genetics
  • Integrated genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Recombinant expression and production

2. Structure-function analysis and enzyme design

  • Mechanisms of enzyme stabilization
  • Proteomics
  • Crystal structures
  • Directed evolution and gene shuffling
  • Synthetic biology

3. Enzymatic and whole cell biotransformations

  • Metabolic engineering
  • Biotransformation with genetically modified cells
  • Biocatalysis under non-natural conditions (e.g. organic solvents)
  • Reaction sequences

4. Bioprocess engineering and downstream processing

  • Batch, fed-batch and continuous fermentation technology
  • Immobilization of microorganisms and enzymes
  • Downstream-processing

5. Sustainable industrial processes

  • Biorefinery
  • Biocatalysts in pharmaceutical, food, textile, detergent and paper industries
  • Biocatalysis in environmental and waste management
  • Green chemistry