New Strategies in Biocatalysis for Sustainable Chemical Production

Organizers: Chris Prier, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck & Co. Inc; Luke Humphreys, Gilead

Cosponsor: ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable

Advances in enzyme discovery, bioinformatics, protein engineering, and pathway engineering have enabled a broader reach of biocatalysis in sustainable synthesis than ever before. This session will aim to highlight the diversity of research underway in the biocatalysis field in both academic and industrial laboratories, as well as the diversity of impacts being made by enzymatic synthesis. Emphasis will be placed on novel mechanisms of catalysis, new approaches to enzyme design and engineering, novel strategies for performing enzymatic processes, and emerging opportunities for green synthesis using enzymes.