Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology

Section for Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology

The research in Section for Protein Chemistry & Enzyme Technology aim to attain new knowledge within protein- and enzyme-structure function relations, enzyme-substrate interactions, biocatalytic mechanisms, conversion of energy relations and kinetics, and on enzyme-protein robustness and stability. 

Proteins are critically important for many functions in living organisms, and enzymes are essential for all chemical reactions in biological systems. The ability of an enzyme to catalyze a given biochemical reaction depends on molecular recognition and is determined by the catalytic activity of the enzyme protein catalyzing the reaction: catalytic turnover rate, structural conformation, stability etc. 

A fundamental understanding of enzyme mechanisms, enzyme catalysis kinetics, enzyme protein robustness, and structure-function relations is required to target, control, and when desirable (and possible) a prerequisite for improving the catalytic activities of enzymes and a prerequisite for designing new biotechnological applications. Enzyme and protein technology are becoming increasingly important in a growing global bioeconomy. 

The research will provide new knowledge, new proteins and enzymes, and new products via biocatalysis processes and targeted molecular interaction strategies. The research benefits society by providing new insight and technology options for sustainable products fabrication such as biorefinery targets, functional food ingredients, and new biomedical molecules.

The research benefits society by providing new insight and technology options for sustainable products fabrication such as biorefinery targets, functional food ingredients, and new biomedical molecules.
 

Head of section

Anne S. Meyer
Professor
DTU Bioengineering
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