Directed evolution of sucrose phosphorylase for application in glycosylation reactions

01 October 2008 → 09 October 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 develop an enzymatic glycosylation technology based on the synthetic capacity of disaccharide phosphorylases. These enzymes will be optimised through directed evolution, in order to allow alternative acceptors like drugs and flavours to bind in their catalytic site.