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Danish Biotechnological Society

Biocatalysis – Perspectives in White Biotechnology and Green Chemistry

Date Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 13:00 - 17:15
Location Auditorium 8X, Novozymes, Building 8X, Krogshøjvej 36, Bagsværd
Organizers

Program

13.00 – 13.10

Lars Haastrup Pedersen, Aalborg University and John Woodley, Technical University of Denmark: Welcome and introduction.

13.10 – 13.40

Rajni Hatti-Kaul, Department of Biotechnology, University of Lund, Sweden: Using biocatalysis for synthesis of speciality chemicals

13.40 – 14.10

Khadija Schwach-Abdellaoui, Novozymes A/S, Denmark: Biosynthesis of hyaluronic acid from Bacillus subtilis is radically shifting the paradigm of biopolymers production

14.10 – 14.40

John Woodley, Center for BioProcess Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, DTU, Denmark: Scale-up of biocatalytic processes

14.40 – 15.10

Coffee

15.10 – 15.40

Per Munk Nielsen, Novozymes A/S, Denmark: Scale-up of the enzymatic synthesis of lactobionic acid

15.40 – 16.10

Nicholas Turner, Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformation and Biocatalytic Manufacture, University of Manchester, UK: Evolving enzymes for applications in organic synthesis

16.10 – 16.40

Renate Ulbrich-Hofmann, Martin Luther University, Halle: Protease stability in detergents and organic solvents in relation to thermostability

16.40 – 17.10

Lars Haastrup Pedersen, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University: Enzyme catalysed synthesis of biosurfactants: controlling regioselectivity and degree of substitution of sugars and sugar alcohols