Hannover, Germany


when 16 July 2017 - 19 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 480

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.

Target group

outstanding PhD students, post-docs (scientists) from academia as well as yound industrial researchers at an early stage of heir career

Fee info

EUR 480: incl. accommodation, board, course materials, certificate of attendance, soft drinks and VAT