Our research interests include protein engineering of enzymes with improved properties for biotechnology, bioprocessing and green chemistry applications. “Why do we have a passion for enzymes? Enzymes are remarkable natural molecules! For example, they make it possible to clean-up harmful chemicals while, at the same time, produce valuable compounds using environmentally-friendly biological methods rather than expensive, traditional chemical processes.” 

Key Words: toluene monooxygenase, lipase, cellulase, DNA shuffling, saturation mutagenesis, error prone PCR, green chemistry, bioremediation, metagenomics, biocatalyst, directed evolution, rational design, enzyme engineering, whole-cells.

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"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. "
Marie Curie

Updated: July 11, 2023