29 Nov 2013

Seminar of Prof. Stephen G. Withers

Professor Stephen G. Withers gave a conference in our institute on “New access to complex glycoconjugates through engineering and evolution of glycosyltransferases and glycosynthases". Prof. Withers, Khorana Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), has made substantial contributions to the understanding of mechanisms of glycosidic enzymes, using such information to the development of potential new therapeutics for Influenza, Diabetes and Gaucher disease. 

22 Nov 2013

Participation in the Master of Biotechnology at Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)

Members of the Biotransformations Laboratory and the Directed Enzyme Evolution Laboratory have participated for sixth year in the Master of Biotechnology at UAM. Teaching included seminars and practical sessions on the biocatalysis field.

15 Nov 2013

Barbara Rodriguez defends her Thesis

Barbara Rodriguez-Colinas has defended her Thesis entitled "Enzymatic synthesis, characterization and prebiotic properties of oligosaccharides employed in infant milk formulas", supervised by Antonio Ballesteros and Francisco J. Plou. She obtained the maximum qualification (Sobresaliente cum laude). Congratulations to her!

14 Nov 2013

Magali Remaud-Simeon visits our Laboratory

Magali Remaud-Simeon, Professor at the Laboratoire Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (INSA-Toulouse), visited our laboratories. She is a renowned
expert on enzyme molecular engineering and catalysis, especially in the field of glycosidic enzymes.