Enzymes for Industrial Applications

Thorsten Eggert, Evocatal



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Thu 5 Feb 2015, 14:00:

Enzymatic modification of natural and synthetic polymers

  • Enzyme platform at evocatal
  • The evocatal process from enzyme identification to large scale production
  • Enzymatic synthesis and modification of carbohydrate polymers
  • Biofinishing of various PET-films and fibers



PD Dr. Thorsten Eggert is the co-founder and managing partner of Evocatal GmbH, located in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. This biotechnology company, founded in 2006, is a provider of enzymes and fine chemicals for industrial use in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the food and animal feed sectors.

Thorsten Eggert studied biology at the Ruhr University Bochum from 1993 to 1998 and received its PhD from the Institute for Biology of Microorganisms in 2001. Subsequently, he established the directed evolution research group at the Institute for Molecular Enzyme Technology at the Research Center Jülich, which he headed until accomplishing his Habilitation in molecular microbiology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in 2007. Dr. Eggert is a member of the board of the biotechology and bio-economy cluster CLIB2021 and CleantechNRW, as well as an advisor to the DECHEMA biotransformation expert committee.









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