Expanding the donor specificity of sucrose phosphorylase by directed evolution

01 September 2008 → 31 August 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biocatalysis and enzyme technology
    • Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts
    • Fermentation
    • Industrial biotechnology diagnostics
    • Industrial microbiology
    • Industrial molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins
    • Industrial biotechnology not elsewhere classified
sucrose phosphorylase directed evolution glycosylation
Project description

Glycosylation can have a profound effect on the biological and physicochemical properties of a molecule. The aim of this project is to expand the donor specificity of sucrose phosphorylase by means of directed evolution, so that it can be used for the transfer of different monosaccharides to important acceptors like drugs and flavour compounds.