Cascading Towards New Biocatalytic Methodology

When: Tuesday 18th May, 15:00 GMT Catalytically reversible reactions, including alkene metathesis and transfer hydrogenation, have had an enormous impact on the development of synthetic strategies for the synthesis of bioactive compounds and important materials. However, the vast majority of chemically catalysed processes are non-reversible. In contrast, many enzyme-catalysed processes…

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Past Webinar: Chemocatalysis vs Biocatalysis: When do industry use which, and how can we bring them together?

When: 19 November, 15:00 Dr. Amanda Jarvis (Edinburgh) & Dr. Samantha Staniland (Johnson Matthey) Dr. Amanda Jarvis – A brief introduction to artificial metalloenzymesThis talk will briefly introduce artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) – biohybrid catalysts that aim to bring together the benefits of transition metal catalysts and enzymes. Using examples from…

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Anca Proda

Keywords: Enzyme engineering,  Biocatalysis, Artificial metalloenzymes, Chemo-enzymatic catalysis, Thermostability Expertise: My group has expertise in the design and engineering of enzymes with an expanded reaction scope, beyond what they have naturally evolved to catalyse. We apply genetic and chemical protein modification techniques, in order to modify the functionality of enzymes.…

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AnnMarie C. O’Donoghue

Keywords: Physical organic chemistry  Organocatalysis  Biocatalysis Expertise: Our research focuses on organic and biological reaction mechanisms with an emphasis on catalysis. Through understanding the strategies underpinning catalysis, we aim to inform the design of improved (enzymic and non-enzymic) catalyst systems. Our research aligns with both the ‘Physical Organic Chemistry’ and…

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