ESR15 will construct artificial enzymes by starting from a natural catalytic or non-catalytic protein scaffold with an active site to accommodate an artificial cofactor. The researcher that embarks in this project will design and produce these artificial enzymes and will screen for different relevant C-C bond forming reactions. Subsequent tasks will be the engineering for optimal activity and selectivity and identification of relevant applications for industry.

Project information

Workpackage: WP3

Project title: Construction of artificial enzyme catalysts for C-C bond forming reactions

Host institution: Catalonia Institute for Advanced Chemistry

Secondments: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Prozomix Ltd

Supervisor: Pere Clapés