Biocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, 2004 - Science - 611 pages
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The whole range of biocatalysis, from a firm grounding in theoretical concepts to in-depth coverage of practical applications and future perspectives.
The book not only covers reactions, products and processes with and from biological catalysts, but also the process of designing and improving such biocatalysts.
One unique feature is that the fields of chemistry, biology and bioengineering receive equal attention, thus addressing practitioners and students from all three areas.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Biocatalysis
1
Characterization of a Biocatalyst
19
Isolation and Preparation of Microorganisms
43
Molecular Biology Tools for Biocatalysis
61
Enzyme Reaction Engineering
91
Continuous Reactors
124
Basic Chemicals Fine Chemicals Food
159
Biotechnological Processing Steps for Enzyme Manufacture
210
Biocatalysis in Nonconventional Media
339
Pharmaceutical Applications of Biocatalysis
373
Bioinformatics
413
Systems Biology for Biocatalysis
433
Evolution of Biocatalytic Function
457
Stability of Proteins
487
Artificial Enzymes
511
Design of Biocatalytic Processes
539

2002ab
238
Protein Engineering
281
Directed Evolution
310
Esterase Genes
326
Enzyme Membrane Reactor
549
Comparison of Biological and Chemical Catalysts for Novel Processes
569
cisAminoindanol
588
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About the author (2004)

Andreas S. Bommarius obtained his diploma in Chemistry from the Technical Universtiy in Munich, Germany, and, in 1989, his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA,USA. In 1990, he joined Degussa as head of the Biocatalysis Laboratory and pilot plant. Since 2000 he is affiliated at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, as professor in the Schools of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry. His main research interests are novel redox enzyme systems, stability of protein biocatalysts, as well as novel catalysts through directed evolution.

Bettina R. Riebel obtained her diploma in Biology at the University of Cologne, Germany, and her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of D sseldorf, Germany. She then occupied postdoctoral associate positions with Roche Diagnostics (then Boehringer Mannheim) in Penzberg and at the Research Center J lich. As of 2000, she is part of the Institute of Pathology in the School of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where her main research interests are in host-pathogen relationships, and specifically in tyrosine kinases and cell signaling.

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