Enzymes for Industrial Applications

Jim Lalonde, Codexis

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"Biocatalysis has advanced dramatically over the last couple of years. Advances in computational methods, next-gen sequencing and automation have converged to decrease R&D times by an order of magnitude, enabling creation of enzymes for novel chemistries and targets."


Thu 5 Feb 2015, 15:00:

Rapid Evolution of Enzymes for Pharmaceutical Applications

  • Development of integrated computational, library generation and screening tools for rapid enzyme evolution
  • Development of new enzyme platforms
  • Case studies from conception to commercialization




Dr. Lalonde leads a team of 50 researchers at Codexis and over 25 years has published more than 50 book chapters, scientific publications, patents and patent applications in the field of biocatalysis. His team has been awarded the US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 2006, 2010 and 2012 and was recognized by US Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, for work in greenhouse gas capture and biofuels R&D.

Education: HBSc (Chemistry) Lakehead University 1983, PhD (Organic Chemistry) Texas A&M University in 1987, Postdoc (Biocatalysis) Chi-Huey Wong 1987-1989.










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