The Junior-Professorship for Protein Biochemistry research group focuses on enzyme discovery for biocatalysis. Their vision is to apply in silico screening approaches for identification of biocatalysts with desired properties (e.g., substrate specificity). Additionally, they use protein engineering to improve the protein in the desired way. The identified catalysts are applied for the biocatalytic synthesis of fine chemicals such as chiral amines.
Key Persons involved in the Biocascades Project