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Topics Webinar | Recent Advances in Oxidoreductases Biochemistry and Biotechnology

28 May 2024, 09:00 (CEST)

Oxidoreductases, Microorganisms, Enzymes, Biocatalysis, Oxizymes
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your participation in this webinar which will allow us to promote our conference, Oxizymes in Lublin 2024, which is related to the MDPI Special Issue ““Recent Advances in Oxidoreductases Biochemistry and Biotechnology“.

Oxidoreductases comprise a large number of enzymes of industrial relevance: peroxidases, peroxygenases, laccases, flavin-containing oxidases and dehydrogenases, unspecific peroxygenases (UPOs), dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs), copper-containing lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), etc.

This conference and MDPI Topic aim to cover all aspects of this field, from the discovery of novel oxidoreductases, mechanisms of action, and structure–activity relationships to their applications in the production of fine chemicals and polymer building blocks, biosensors, biomaterials, and use in biorefineries for a bio-based economy.

Today, I am pleased to introduce three of my colleagues: Professor Magdalena Jaszek, whose major research area is bioactive compounds, oxidoreductases, and proteases, next, Professor Clemens Peterbauer, whose main research area is the expression and engineering of microbial enzymes for biomass degradation and biocatalysis, and finally, Dr. Katarzyna Szałapata, whose research interests focus on the bioactive aspects of polymer biomaterials.

Date: 28 May 2024 at 9.00 a.m. CEST | 3:00 a.m. EDT | 3:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 841 5535 7943
Webinar Secretariat: journal.webinar@mdpi.com

Event Chair

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Introduction
Bio
Prof. Grzegorz Janusz has competencies in biotechnology, biochemistry, and the ecology of microorganisms. A biochemist by education, his scientific interests focus on the metabolism of wood-degrading fungi, with particular emphasis on the role of oxidoreductases in this process. In his research to date, he has used molecular biology, enzymology, and proteomics techniques. He has participated in several scientific projects and served as the leader of two of them. He is the co-author of several dozen scientific papers and several review papers.

Keynote Speakers

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Introduction
Talk
Polysaccharides and Proteolytic Digestion as A New Proposal for the Modification of the Catalytic Potential of Fungal Laccase
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Professor Magdalena Jaszek — biotechnologist, biochemist, mycologist, and Chairman of the Mushroom Biotechnology section of the Polish Mycological Society. Her main areas of scientific research include, among others: fungi's response mechanisms to stress conditions, the biomedical properties of natural bioactive substances, and proteolytic and oxidative microbial enzymes. A large part of the research results she has obtained are covered by patent protection. She has participated in several scientific projects and is the co-author of 65 scientific papers.

Department of Food Sciences and Technology, BOKU—University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Introduction
Talk
Oxidative Auxiliary Activities for Lignocellulose Degradation in Bacteria
Bio
Professor Clemens Peterbauer obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Vienna in 1995, Austria, and has worked as a postdoc researcher at the Agricultural Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel, and the Vienna Technical University, Austria, mostly on the regulation of enzyme systems of filamentous fungi. In 2002, he joined the Institute of Food Technology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Since then, he has focused on the investigation, expression, and engineering of microbial enzymes for biomass degradation and biocatalysis, mostly flavin-dependent oxidoreductases but also laccases, peroxidases, and hydrolases. He has published more than 80 papers on these matters.

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Introduction
Talk
Lublin — City of Multiculturalism, Youth, and OxiZymes!
Bio
Dr. Katarzyna Szałapata — research assistant at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. She has held an MSc in Biology since 2012 (specialization—biochemistry) and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences since 2018 (discipline—biotechnology). She is the principal investigator of two scientific projects, Preludium and Sonata, financed by the National Science Centre, Poland. Her research topics are (1) techniques for modifying polymer biomaterials to give them new features that prevent microbial infections and (2) the impact of various biologically active substances on the viability and ability to produce biofilm of pathogenic strains of microorganisms. She is currently one of the members of OxiZymes as part of the Lublin 2024 Organizing Committee.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Professor Grzegorz Janusz
Chair Introduction
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Professor Magdalena Jaszek
Polysaccharides and Proteolytic Digestion as A New Proposal for the Modification of the Catalytic Potential of Fungal Laccase
9:10 am - 9:30 am
Q&A
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Professor Clemens Peterbauer
Oxidative Auxiliary Activities for Lignocellulose Degradation in Bacteria
9:40 am - 10:00 am
Q&A
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Dr. Katarzyna Szałapata
Lublin — City of Multiculturalism, Youth, and OxiZymes!
10:10 am - 10:20 pm
Q&A 10:20 am - 10:30 am
Professor Grzegorz Janusz
Closing of Webinar
10:30 am

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Relevant Topic

Recent Advances in Oxidoreductases Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Topic Editors: Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Janusz, Dr. Anna Pawlik and Dr. Clemens Karl Peterbauer
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 October 2024

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