Since 2002 the International Congress on Biocatalysis (BIOCAT) has been organized as a biennial congress, focused on the rapidly evolving fields of biocatalysis and industrial biotechnology. In August 26 to 30 2018 its 9th edition will be hosted in  Hamburg, Germany. The appeal and impact of Biocat is very significant for the biocatalysis community: for example the 2016 edition attracted more than 2900 participants from over 40 countries.

The major topics to be addressed this year are:

  • Enzyme discovery, production and application
  • Structure-function analysis and enzyme design
  • Enzymatic and whole cell biotransformations
  • Bioprocess engineering and downstream processing
  • Sustainable industrial processes, biorefinery and bioeconomy

The conference´s topics are very much in line with the objectives of CarbaZymes project!

Therefore click here if you don't want to miss it! 


August 27th 2018

14:30–16:30       Poster session 1 – Topic 3: Enzymatic and whole cell biotransformations
Room H0.01-H0.09         

  • P3-2:  Aldol additions of pyruvate analogs to formaldehyde: synthesis of optically active β-hydroxycarboxylic esters.
                Karel Hernández (CSIC).
  • P3-9:  Model optimization of DERA-catalyzed double aldol addition.
                Ana Vrsalović Presečki (UZAG).
  • P3-31: Mathematical modeling of DERA-catalyzed statin side-chain intermediate production.
                  Anera Švarc (UZAG).

August 29th 2018

14:30–16:30       Poster session 3: Structure-function analysis and enzyme design                            
                           Room H0.01-H0.09         

  • P2-28  Thermostabilization of a new halohydrin dehalogenase by protein engineering.            
                 Julia Koopmeiners (TUBS).
  • P2-22  Thermostabilization of the pyruvate aldolase YfaU using an enhanced folding reporter
    Sandra Bosch (UAM)

14:30–16:30       Poster session 3: Bioprocess engineering and downstream processing
Room H0.01-H0.09         

  • P4-14  Scale-up of a novel aldolase approach to produce statin side chain API intermediate.
                 Melinda Fekete (ENZ).

August 30th 2018

Industrial implementations, Morning session 5 – Topic 3: Enzymatic and whole cell biotransformations (Room Audimax I)

11:20–11:40       L3-8      Selective ring-opening of di-substituted epoxides by halohydrin dehalogenases. 
                                            Anett Schallmey (TUBS).

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