Our ESRs were actively participated in the 15th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (BioTrans2021) which was held online from 19th to 22nd of July 2021. Every two years, BioTrans brings keynote and invited lectures, oral talks, poster sessions and pitch talks from both academia and industry to one place.

Ten of our ESRs presented a total of 11 posters reflecting their work in the last year:

Nicolette Czarnievicz Rother (ESR3, CICbiomaGUNE, Spain): “Surface Engineering of Transaminases to Tailor Protein Immobilization on Microreactors”

Iulia-Ioana Rădoi (ESR4, University of Trieste, Italy): “Advanced Morphological Characterization of His-Tagged Immobilized Enzymes by Means of Infrared Microscopy” 

Luisa M. Merz (ESR5, Viazym, The Netherlands): “Novel Transaminases for the Enzymatic Amination of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural”

Antía Pintor (ESR6, EnginZyme, Sweden): “Upgrading 5-(hydroxymethylfurfural) for the straightforward synthesis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfurylamine”

Nicoletta Cascelli (ESR7, University of Oviedo, Spain): “From single steps to multienzymatic catalysis. Upgrading biomass furans using laccases and amine transaminases”

Kamela Myrtollari (ESR9, Henkel, Germany): “Protein engineering of phenolic acid decarboxylase from Bacillus subtilis”

Chiara Danielli (ESR11, Viazym, The Netherlands): “Enzyme immobilization on renewable, biomass-derived carriers”

Karishma Shah (ESR12, Acib, Austria): “Functional characterization and comparison of novel NADH oxidases for the efficient recycling of oxidized nicotinamide cofactor”

Philipp Petermeier (ESR13, Aarhus University, Denmark): “In Vitro Characterization of Uridine Diphosphate-Glycosyltransferase from Polygonum tinctorium (PtUGT1)” and
“Medium and Reaction Engineering of a Chemoenzymatic Route towards Styrene and Stilbene Derivatives”

Milica Milić (ESR14, Aarhus University, Denmark): “Medium engineering of galactose oxidase for its application in biphasic media“.