Enzymes are used in various industrial processes ranging from the ton scale conversion of starch to the kilogram scale synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The enzymes used in these industrial processes need to be robust, cheap and work under varying conditions.
This course will provide detailed information on the basic principles of enzymes, their engineering and immobilisation, and on industrial enzymatic conversion processes. Also issues relevant to industrial practice such as intellectual property will be presented.
The course is at postgraduate level. The course will be valuable for PhD candidates who are working with enzymes in academia and industry, or are considering to do so, in the fields of biocatalysis, food and feed science, bioprocess engineering, and similar areas.
The postgraduate course consists of a number of lectures given by experts form academia and industry, a session with poster presentations and possibly an excursion. The course will provide ample opportunity to exchange knowledge with the experts as well as the participants.
- Basic principles of enzyms including structure, function, kinetics, stability and inhibition
- Enzyme engineering
- Enzyme discovery & computational approaches
- Enzyme immobilization
- Industrial production and downstream processing & industrial relevant aspects
- Enantioselectivity and promiscuity of enzymes
- Biomass-valorizing enzymes
- Enzymes in the food industry
- Dr M.A. Kabel, Food Chemistry, Wageningen University & Research / VLAG, NL
- Dr M.C.R. Franssen; Organic Chemistry, Wageningen University & Research / VLAG, NL
- Prof. W.J.H. van Berkel; Food Chemistry, Wageningen University & Research / VLAG, NL
- Prof. M.J.E.C. van der Maarel; Aquatic Biotechnology and Bioproduct Engineering, University of Groningen / ENTEG, NL
- Prof. M.W. Fraaije; Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen / GBB, NL
- Prof. G.J. Poelarends, University of Groningen, NL
- Dr C.E. Paul, TU Delft, NL
- Dr S. Lutz, Codexis, US
- Dr I. Drienovska, VU Amsterdam, NL
- Dr M.F. Lucas, Zymvol, ES
- Dr H.J. Wijma, University of Groningen, NL
- Prof. M. Moracci, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, IT
- Prof. R.P. de Vries, Utrecht University/ CBS-KNAW, NL
- Dr E. Jurak, University of Groningen, NL
- Prof. S. Kara, Aarhus University, DK
- Prof. M.H.M. Eppink, Wageningen University & Research, NL
- Dr R. Ludwig, BOKU, AT
- Dr A. Toplak, Fresenius Kabi, I&D Center EnzyPep B.V., NL
- Dr M.A. van den Berg, DSM Biotechnology Center, NL
- Prof. V.G.H. Eijsink, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO
- Dr. J.W. Agger, DTU, DK
- Prof. H.A. Schols, Wageningen University & Research, NL
- Dr. A. Bekkers, Heineken, NL
- other faculty to be announced
Date & duration
The course will be held from 21-25 February 2022, 5 days.
The course language will be English.
The study load of this course is 1.4 ECTS credits for attending all lectures. Participants can earn 0.6 credits extra by presenting a poster.
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronic reply form
The final registration date is 21 January 2022.
Registrations will be accepted in the order in which the registration form and course fee payment are received. Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their registration by E-mail. They will receive instructions for payment, and further course details.
Course fee includes downloadable lecture notes, wi-fi internet access, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches, and one dinner, but does not cover accommodation. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation:
| VLAG / WUR PhD candidates
|| € 325
| All other PhD candidates and VLAG postdocs & staff
|| € 550
| Postdocs, and other academic staff / Non-Profit
|| € 825
| Industry / For-Profit
|| € 2000
- No charge until 6 February 2022
- From 7 February - 14 February 2022 we will charge 25% of the course fee paid or due
- No refund after 14 February 2022
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until the start of the course.