speaker: Prof Helen C Hailes
(University College London, Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
building: Purdie Building
room: Lecture Theatre C
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Biocatalysis offers a powerful sustainable strategy for the production of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. We have been investigating the use of transketolases, transaminases and norcoclaurine synthases for C-C bond formation and chiral amine synthesis, including reaction cascades. The seminar will present recent studies using these enzymes and other selected reactions in water.