Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

Outstanding course in Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

“The level of knowledge and accomplishments by all speakers is truly inspiring!”

From 8 – 12 April, the Advanced Course on Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering was organized by BioTech Delft (Yvonne van Gameren, Jenifer Baptiste). Organic chemists, enzymologists, microbiologists and (bio)chemical engineers from universities, together with invited international experts from industry presented their lectures (Burghard Konig, Rene de Jong, John Woodley, Gerard Muijzer, Sandy Schmidt, Roger Sheldon, Marco Fraaije, Oliver Thum, Martin Schurmann, Alessandra Basso, Nick Wierckx, Bernard Hauer, Andreas Taglieber).

The program during this week is supported by a course board from the TU Delft, department Biotechnology, Ulf Hanefeld, Caroline Paul, Adrie Straathof, Frank Hollmann and Peter-Leon Hagedoorn.
This advanced course 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.

For a better understanding of the lectures and to stimulate active participation by those attending, this intensive one-week course combined lectures with a practical demonstration of PyMOL.
The 30 participants in the course are from all over the world and work in the industry or at a university.

“Very well organized. It is great that we got computers to work with that where setup with all that we need from the beginning”

“The organization and quality of the course was outstanding!”