ESAB Webinar

Biocatalytic Process Engineering

Friday, 21st October 2022

13.00-15.30 British Summer Time (BST)
14.00-16.30 Central European Time (CEST)
09.00-11.30 Brasilia Time (BRT)

08.00-10.00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

organised by Polona Žnidaršič-Plazl and ESAB Working Group Biocatalytic Process Engineering 


  • Polona Žnidaršič-Plazl (University of Ljubjana)
  • Roland Wohlgemuth (Lodz University of Technology)


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Programme / Speakers (25 min. lecture, 5 min. discussion)

14:00 - 14:30 CEST Facing Climate Challenge by Technical Biocatalysis

Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese
Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Hamburg University of Technology TUHH, Germany

14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Engineering of biocatalytic preparations: alternatives to the use of whole cells and isolated enzymes

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Castiglione
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Institute of Bioprocess Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

15:00 - 15:30 CEST Heterogeneous biocatalysts for industrial application: Challenges and trends

Prof. Dr. Luciana Rocha Barros Gonçalves
Chemical Engineering Department, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil

15:30 - 16:00 CEST Enzyme cascade reactions for synthesis: natural product glycosides and oligosaccharides

Prof. Dr. Bernd Nidetzky
Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, NAWI Graz, and Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib), Graz, Austria

16:00 -16:30 CEST Enzymatic degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET): New insight into the significance of PET crystallinity & new assay methods

Prof. Dr. Anne S. Meyer
Protein Chemistry & Enzyme Technology Section, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Programme overview
Abstracts and Short Bios of the speakers