ESAB Webinar on Biocatalysis for the Synthesis of Biomaterials

ESAB Webinar

Biocatalysis for the Synthesis of Biomaterials

Friday, 25th March 2022

14:00-16:00 Central European Time (CET)
09.00-11.00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
08.00-10.00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)


  • Jennifer Littlechild (University of Exeter)
  • Francisc Peter (University Politehnica of Timişoara)
  • Roland Wohlgemuth (Lodz University of Technology)

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

14:00 - 14:30 CET Modified sophorolipids: a versatile family of molecules for emulsification and bioactivity

Prof. Dr. Richard A. Gross
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Biotechnology Building, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA

14:30 - 15:00 CET
The moment durable plastics became too durable for this world

Prof. Dr. Stefaan De Wildeman
B4Plastics, Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium

15:00 - 15:30 CET Design and production of a resilient and self-regenerating living composite material

Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmidt-Dannert
University of Minnesota, Dept. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, St. Paul, MN, USA 

15:30 - 16:00 CET Rational eco-design and synthesis of biobased polyesters

Prof. Dr. Lucia Gardossi and Dr. Anamaria Todea
Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy

Abstracts and Short Bios of the speakers


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