Advanced Course

Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

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Course introduction

The Advanced Course Biocatalysis aims to familiarize participants with the integrated, interdisciplinary approach required to utilize the catalytic potential of enzymes and whole cells for the production of useful compounds. Organic chemists, enzymologists, microbiologists and (bio)chemical engineers from the faculty staff of Delft University of Technology and other universities, together with invited international experts from industry, will offer a selection of theory and practice. In this way, the course will provide an intensive and in-depth treatment of the state of the art and the necessary link between fundamental knowledge and practical applications in industrial scale processes.

8 - 12 April 2024
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

Programme

During the lectures attention will be paid to the following questions:

  • When is biocatalysis the preferred method?
  • Which type of biocatalysis should be used?
  • How to obtain / improve this biocatalyst?
  • Which reaction types can be carried out?
  • How to perform and monitor the conversion?
  • How to optimize the reaction conditions?

Study load

The course (including preparatory materials) is valued 40 hours of work.

Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

Who should attend?

This Advanced Course is aimed at professionals (MSc, PhD or equivalent experience) in biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, fermentation technology, biochemistry or microbiology with a basic working knowledge of the other disciplines. The course is primarily aimed at those already employed in industry who wish to update their theoretical knowledge and practical insight in this field. In addition, this Advanced Course is an elective in the two-year postgraduate programs of Delft University of Technology.

Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

Fee

*To be eligible for the reduced early bird fee you need to register before 29 January 2024. If this date is exceeded, the regular fee applies.

**A limited number of fellowships is available for PhD students and SME’s (small/medium enterprise). Fellowships will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. To apply as to one of these fellowships, please include a copy either of your registration as a PhD student from your university or a proof of the SME-status of the company you work at.

The fee includes course materials, lunches and the buffets and the course dinners as indicated on the program. The fee does not cover other meals or lodging.

The course fee

Early bird*

€ 3.000,-

Regular fee

€ 3.250,-

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME/Startups/scaleups)**

€ 2.250,-

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME/Startups/scaleups) of Biotech Campus Delft**

€ 1.750,-

PhD Students**

€ 1.750,-

Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

Course board members

Prof.dr. Ulf Hanefeld

Board member

Dr.ir. Adrie Straathof

Board member

Prof.dr. Frank Hollmann

Board member

Dr. Caroline Paul

Course Board member

Dr.ir. Peter-Leon Hagedoorn

Board member

Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

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Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

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After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail from us and another email with an invoice. We look forward to welcoming you in our course in Delft!

Note

A limited number of fellowships is available for PhD students (reduced fee). Deadline for registration is 18 March 2024.

Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

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Advanced Course Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

Testimonials

‘I wanted to expand my knowledge about enzymes and protein engineering’

Amalie Vang Høst

PhD Candidate, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) I attended the course because I wanted to expand my knowledge about enzymes and protein engineering. My background is in chemical and biochemical engineering. Thus the course was especially challenging for me, as I have never worked with protein engineering before. Read more
‘Insight in how to scale up from an idea to create an industrial process’

Valeria Della Gala

PhD student, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) As my PhD research is focused on biocatalysis and enzyme engineering, I decided to attend this course to strengthen my knowledge and learn about established and novel techniques to perform enzymatic reactions and engineering proteins. Despite its challenging nature, the course was well-organized, Read more
‘Update my theoretical knowledge in the biocatalysis field’

Lisanne Jente

Associate Scientist Biocatalysis, InnoSyn B.V. As a scientist in a biocatalysis R&D department, I was interested in getting to know more about protein engineering techniques and also update my theoretical knowledge in the biocatalysis field. This course was very valuable to me, as it combined theoretical lectures with practical examples of biocatalysis routes applied on (very) large scale. Read more
‘The course struck a perfect balance between theory and hands-on exercises, including programming in protein visualization software. ’

Rob Schmitz

Postdoc, Delft University of Technology I recently started a postdoctoral research project in Delft, focusing on enzymatic reactions that could replace unsustainable industrial chemical reactions. Read more