Free Graduate Training Workshop: Retrosynthetic Analysis Using Biocatalysis

Tuesday 28 April 2015, 9.30AM to 5:30pm

Speaker(s): Prof. Bernhard Hauer - Head of Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart Dr Bettina Nestl - Head of Biocatalysis, Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart Dr Konrad Otte - Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart

E. J. Corey pioneered in retrosynthetic analysis in organic molecules, the process of ‘deconstructing’ a target molecule into readily available starting materials. Now, with biocatalysis surging and rightly staking a claim to be a viable option for chemical synthesis, we need to rethink the way in which target molecules can be constructed with the assistance of enzymes.

This course highlights the potential as well as applicability of enzyme catalysts offering assistance in synthetic chemistry, inspired by the concept of retrosynthesis. ‘Biocatalytic retrosynthesis’ has potential as a construction and optimization methodology and is becoming increasingly important for biochemical pathway design and generation.

This will be an interactive workshop involving seminars and group work using a broad range of cutting-edge case studies and applied examples. The course is suitable for chemistry and biochemistry graduate students and early career researchers from the pharmaceutical and wider chemical manufacturing industries.

For more information please contact leonie.jones@york.ac.uk

In partnership with Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart

Places are limited, please register by Tuesday 14 April 2015 at http://goo.gl/forms/oKYPzh1liM

 

Certificate of attendance for CPD/doctoral training available upon request

Location: Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, F Block