Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB)

Enzymatic synthesis for biofuels, biopolymers, biosensors, biofuel cells, and specialty chemicals. Enzymes to produce chemicals for end use and as synthons; biotechnological applications of enzymes for use in biofuels production and chemical synthesis; metabolic and pathway engineering for synthesis of bioactive compounds; microbial synthesis of biodegradable polymers; functional genomics for enzyme discovery; biocatalysis in nanoscale environments; Nanotechnology for micro bioreactors, membrane and interfacial catalysis, bioactive materials, and coatings.
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