Development of a Biocatalyst for Stability and Selectivity

As part of the David F. Ollis Lecture Series, Dr. Andreas S. Bommarius will lecture on the “Development of a Biocatalyst for Stability and Selectivity” at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in room 1011 of Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus. Dr. Bommarius is a professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta.

The public is invited to attend the Aug. 29 lecture. No pre-registration is required.

Biocatalysts command increasing interest in a variety of industries owing to their activity and often unsurpassed selectivity under mild conditions. As the design rules of biocatalysts begin to be understood, their development can proceed with fewer resources such as time and library size. Some of the most important trends are smaller, targeted libraries of variants, with restricted codons, the use of computational tools, and mechanism-based models for protein stability.