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07/16/2017 - 07/19/2017 | Hannover

4th Summer School Biotransformations 2017

Biotransformations have become an important tool in all areas of industry, where high yielding chemo-, regio-, and enantioselective reactions often are critical.The aim of this summer school is to educate PhD students and post-docs at an early stage of their career in interdisciplinary communication of the different fields of biotransformations.

Biotransformations have become an important tool in all areas of industry, where high yielding chemo-, regio-, and enantioselective reactions often are critical. Here the following fundamental aspects are in the focus:

• Screening and development of new catalysts considering the specific requirements of a distinct process.
• Efficiency of production systems considering the qualitative and quantitative mass and energy fluxes.
• Reaction engineering based optimisation of bioprocesses considering side reactions and scale-up.
• Development and implementation of new and efficient processes of downstream processing.

Working fields range from microbial screening, enzyme discovery and optimisation of methods via bio-chemo-catalysis, whole cell biotransformations, the use of enzyme cascades to downstream processing methods and economic as well as environmental aspects. Tailor-designed biocatalysts implemented in innovative and optimized processes for industrial purposes can lead to fine chemicals and valuable pharmaceutical intermediates. In order to make potential of novel and/or engineered enzymes and techniques for biotransformation processes, young scientists with a molecular understanding in the mentioned interdisciplinary fields have to be educated and brought together. The latter is the main and ambitious goal of the Summer School for Biotransformations in 2017.

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07/16/2017 - 07/19/2017

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Event venue:

Stefansstift - Zentrum für Erwachsenenbildung
Tagungs- und Gästehaus Hannover
Kirchröderstr. 44
30625 Hannover

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

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Subject areas:

Biology, Chemistry

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




Dr. Christine Dillmann



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