Enzymes are used in various industrial processes ranging from the ton scale conversion of starch to the gram scale synthesis of chemical compounds. The enzymes used in these industrial processes need to be robust, cheap and work under varying conditions. This master class will provide detailed information on the basic principles of enzymes, enzyme immobilization and matters relevant to their industrial use. In addition, emerging fields such as use of enzymes in combination with chemical catalysts, enzyme nanoreactors and the use of enzymes in the lab on a chip will be discussed. Also issues relevant to industrial practice such as intellectual property will be presented.
The course is at graduate level. The course will be valuable for those who are working with enzymes in academia and industry, or are considering to do so.
The master class consists of a number of lectures given by experts from academia and industry and provides ample opportunity to exchange knowledge with the experts as well as the participants.
- Basic principles of enzymology including kinetics, stability and inhibition
- Enzyme immobilization
- Industrial production and downstream processing
- Enantioselectivity and promiscuity of enzymes
- Redox enzymes
- Enzymes in nanoreactors and the lab on a chip
- Enzyme engineering in theory and practice
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- Dr. M.C.R. Franssen; Organic Chemistry, VLAG, Wageningen University, NL
- Prof. W.J.H. van Berkel; Biochemistry, VLAG, Wageningen University & Research, NL
- Prof. M.J.E.C. van der Maarel; Aquatic Biotechnology and Bioproduct Engineering, ENYEG, University of Groningen
- Prof. M. Fraaije; Biotechnology, GBB, University of Groningen, NL
Other faculty (confirmed)
- Dr. M.H.M. Eppink; Synthon, Wageningen University & Research, NL
- Prof. U. Hanefeld; Delft University of Technology, NL
- Dr. S. Hartmans; DSM, Delft, NL
- Dr. H.J. Wijma; University of Groningen, Nl
- Prof. J.C.M. van Hest; Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
- Dr. J-M. van der Laan, DSM, Delft, NL
- Dr. S. van Pelt; CLEA Technologies BV, Delft, NL
- Prof. G.J. Poelarends; University of Groningen, NL
- Prof. J. Woodley; DTU Chemical Engineering, Lyngby, DK
Date & duration
The course will be held in Groningen, at the Zernike Campus, University of Groningen, from 5 - 7 April 2017.
The course language will be English.
The study load of this course is 0.9 ECTS credits for attending all lectures
Faculty of Mathematicsand Natural Sciences
9747 AG Groningen
Phone: +31 (0)50 3639237
Prof. M.J.E.C. van der Maarel, RUG
Location & accommodation
The course will take place at the Linneausborg, Zernike Campus, Groningen.
Participants have to book their own hotel room. Suggestions for hotel accommodation:
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronicreply form.
The final registration date is 31 March 2017.
Applicants will receive a confirmation of their registration within two weeks and will be informed about their acceptance to the course 29 March at the latest. When accepted to the course they will receive instructions for payment and further course details. To secure their place in the course the applicants have to arrange payment of their course fee within 30 days after invoicing. Registrations are accepted in the order in which the registration form is received.
- Cancellation may be made free of charge until 8 March 2017.
- From 8 March - 31 March 2017 we will charge 25% of the course fee paid
- After 31 March no refund will be paid
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until the start of the course.
The course fee (which includes materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and one course dinner (Wednesday) but cover accommodation) depends on the participant’s affiliation:
- VLAG / GBB / ENTEG PhD’s € 175,-
- External PhD students € 275,-
- Post-Docs € 300,-
- University staff/Non-Profit € 600,-
- Industry/For-Profit €1200,-