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Prof. Dr. Samuel De Visser
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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, 131 Princess Street, Manchester M1 7DN, UK
Interests: computational chemistry; density functional theory; QM/MM; reaction mechanisms; biomimetic models
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Dear Colleagues,

Enzymes are versatile catalysts in Nature that are able to convert substrates into useful products using environmentally benign reaction mechanisms. There are still many gaps in the understanding of chemical reaction mechanisms of enzymes and research into these topics is broad. In addition, engineers are using the knowledge of enzymatic reaction mechanisms to engineer these natural systems and give them novel functions, e.g. for the synthesis of biofuels or small compounds such as drugs. This topic will cover the latest achievements and work done in the fields of biocatalysis and bioengineering.

Prof. Dr. Samuel De Visser
Guest Editor

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  • enzymatic reaction mechanisms
  • enzyme catalysis
  • bioengineering
  • structure and function of enzymes

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