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About Dutch Biocatalysis Symposium 2023

Dutch Biocatalysis Symposium 2023

Dutch Biocatalysis Symposium 2023: BiocatNL-2023

BiocatNL is organised yearly by the NBV work group Applied Biocatalysis

Biocatalysis is an active research field in several academic research groups in the Netherlands. Also, a large number of biotechnology companies develop and/or use enzymes for their processes. To promote interactions in the field of applied biocatalysis and to inform a broader audience, the working group Applied Biocatalysis of the Dutch Biotechnology Society (NBV) is organizing the BiocatNL-2023 symposium to highlight developments in biocatalysis. Besides contributions from academia and industry, young researchers (PhD students) are invited to give a pitch talk on their research. From the pitch-talk applications, 5 presenters will be selected.

Date & location


All participants need to register:

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NBV members join free of charge. Non-NBV members pay €25 registration fee.


Download the programme here

13:00      Dr. Ivana Drienovska (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Expanding the enzyme universe: incorporation of functional secondary amines

13:40      Prof. Dr. Marco Fraaije (University of Groningen)
Generating more robust enzymes by covalent cofactor attachment

14:20      break

15:00      Dr. Peicheng Sun (Wageningen University)
AA16 oxidoreductases boost cellulose active AA9 lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases from Myceliophthora thermophila

15:30      Lisanne Jente (INNOSYN)
Biocatalytic route scouting and chemo-enzymatic synthesis of L-glutamate derivatives

16:00      break

16:30      Dr. Christian Heckmann (Delft University of Technology)
Telescoped enzymatic synthesis of (1S,3R)-3-hydroxycyclohexanecarbonitrile

17:00      pitch talks (5 minutes talks by early career researchers)

17:30      drinks & snacks = borrel