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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

IBOC - Bioorganic Chemistry | HHU Düsseldorf

 

Prof. Dr. Jörg Pietruszka

Dr. Thomas Classen

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Prof. Dr. Pietruszka

Research topics and profile (related to bioeconomy)

Nature is our source of inspiration for the institute: Structures of the target molecules originate from natural sources or rare actually derived from them. Furthermore, the catalysts utilised are obviously also of biological origin. Central themes are natural product syntheses and the development of (selectivity) assays to find new biocatalysts. For a modular approach an enzyme tool-box is continuously extended.

Dr. Thomas Classen

Contributions to BioSC

The institute has in-depth expertise in organic synthesis. Within the BioSC this will be utilised in bio- and chemocatalytic conversions to form key-intermediates for the synthesis of basic and fine chemicals, but also for more complex target compounds. Especially for the further development of the chemoenzymatic approaches one focus is the rational design of catalysts.