The main research activity of the group is devoted to enzyme-mediated synthesis of enantiopure building blocks, to be implemented in sustainable manufacturing processes of fine chemicals. The group has a long-standing experience in the use of biocatalysis (whole microbial cells and isolated enzymes) in organic synthesis, with specific applications in the field of chiral active pharmaceutical ingredients, phospholipids, amino acids, flavors and fragrances. The laboratory is fully equipped for standard organic synthesis, biocatalysis, chemo-enzymatic processes, analytical/preparative chromatography, and reactions in continuous flow.
Main areas of scientific expertise of BiocatLab:
BiocatLab is involved in the following projects with industrial partners:
MARIA CRISTINA CANCELLIERI
GIUSEPPE PEDROCCHI FANTONI