The department of Biotechnology (TU Delft) organizes an Advanced Course for scientists from industry and academia. The aim is to familiarize participants with the integrated, interdisciplinary approach required to utilize the catalytic potential of enzymes and whole cells for the production of useful compounds. The program includes lectures of TU Delft scientists, many guest lectures, as well as practical demonstrations. This AC is aimed at professionals (MSc, PhD or equivalent experience) in biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, fermentation technology, biochemistry or microbiology with a basic working knowledge of the other disciplines.
The Advanced Course Biocatalysis aims to familiarize participants with the integrated, interdisciplinary approach required to utilize the catalytic potential of enzymes and whole cells for the production of useful compounds. Organic chemists, enzymologists, microbiologists and (bio)chemical engineers from the faculty staff of Delft University of Technology and other universities, together with invited international experts from industry, will offer a selection of theory and practice. In this way, the course will provide an intensive and in-depth treatment of the state of the art and the necessary link between fundamental knowledge and practical applications in industrial scale processes.
When is biocatalysis the preferred method?
Which type of biocatalysis should be used?
How to obtain / improve this biocatalyst?
Which reaction types can be carried out?
How to perform and monitor the conversion?
How to optimize the reaction conditions?