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Dear Colleagues,

Our group ‘Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing’ started in July 2018 at Aarhus University in Biological and Chemical Engineering Section. I am looking forward to establishing collaborations within the Aarhus University as well as with the other national and international colleagues focusing on using enzymes for the synthesis of bulk-, fine- and speciality-chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Joining forces would enable us to develop ecologically and economically attractive bioprocesses to meet the requirements of the highly productive biotransformations in a technical environment.

Sincerely yours,
Selin Kara


ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 2020:

  •  New Group Member! Milica Milic joins the BioBio Group. - 'Velkommen ombord Milica!'

 

April 2020:

  •  New Group Member! Lars-Erik Meyer strengthens the BioBio Group as Post-Doc.

 

February 2020:

  • New Group Member! Piera De Santis joins the BioBio Group. - 'Hjertelig velkommen til Piera!' 
  • New Group Member! Philipp Petermeier joins the BioBio Group. -­­ 'En varm velkomst til P­hilipp!'

 

January 2020:

  • Applications for PhD positions within the EU H2020-MSCA ITN EID project INTERfaces, that will be coordinated by Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Selin Kara, are now open online on the official website of the project.

  • Happy New Year! The Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing group wishes you all the best for 2020.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

2020:

  • May 07th 2020 - May 09th 2020: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara will give a lecture as an invited speaker at the 06th International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-Conventional Media (BNCM2020) in Milan, Italy (for consulting the website of BNCM2020, follow this link: http://www.bncm2020.com/).
  • February 10th 2020 - February 14th 2020: Markus Hobisch and Alex Cordellier will attend the training event/conference 5 of the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project "Synthetic Biology School for Chemists and Process Engineers" at the Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) of the University of Porto (Rua Alfredo Allen 208, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal) (for more information about the EU PhotoBioCat project, follow this Internet link: http://www.photobiocat.eu/).

2019:

  • November 12th 2019 - November 13th 2019: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara gave a lecture as an invited speaker at the Protein Engineering Congress EU, taking place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (for consulting the website of the Protein Engineering Congress EU, follow this link: https://www.proteinengineeringcongresseu.com/events/protein-engineering-congress).
  • October 11th 2019 - October 15th 2019: Markus Hobisch and Alex Cordellier attended the training events/conferences 4 of the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project "Creative Vision Workshop" in Cologne, Germany and "Team leadership skills" in Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands (for more information about the EU PhotoBioCat project, follow this Internet link: http://www.photobiocat.eu/).

    The "Creative Vision Workshop", aiming at helping the Early Stage Researchers of the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project to formulate science in an artistic way, was supervised by the German artist Rozbeh Asmani (website: rozbehasmani.de/), in collaboration with the society Dakota Textildruck (website: http://dakota-textildruck.org/). A training programme to learn about team development, team roles and (personal) leadership was provided in workshop "Team leadership skills" to the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project’s ESRs by the internationally operating Dutch based agency People Plus Human Development (website: https://peopleplus.nl/en/).
  • September 11th 2019 - September 13th 2019: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara gave a lecture as an invited speaker at the 01st International Summer School of the Research Training Group 2341 "Microbial substrate conversion" (MiCon) from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, taking place at Bochum Blue Square (Kortumstraße 90, 44787 Bochum, Germany) and RUB Convention Centre (Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany) (for consulting the website of RTG 2341 MiCon from RUB, follow this link: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/micon/index.html.en).
  • September 09th 2019 - September 13th 2019: Alex Cordellier attended the 02nd International EUROMBR Training Course "Applications of microbioreactors in bioprocess development" at the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering from Technical University of Braunschweig (Franz-Liszt-Straße 35a, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany) (for consulting the website of the 02nd International EUROMBR Training Course "Applications of microbioreactors in bioprocess development", follow this link: http://analytchem.tugraz.at/eurombr/).
  • July 07th 2019 - July 11th 2019: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara, Jennifer Engel and Markus Hobisch attended the 14th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (BioTrans 2019) in Groningen, The Netherlands (for consulting the website of BioTrans 2019, follow this link: https://biotrans2019.com/).
  • July 01st 2019 - July 05th 2019: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara, Markus Hobisch and Alex Cordellier attended the training events/conferences 3 of the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project "Process Engineering School for Natural Scientists" and "Science to Art Workshop" in Aarhus (for more information about the EU PhotoBioCat project, follow this Internet link: http://www.photobiocat.eu/).
  • February 04th 2019 - February 08th 2019: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara, Markus Hobisch and Alex Cordellier attended the training event/conference 2 of the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project "Enzyme Catalysis School" in Graz, Austria (for more information about the EU PhotoBioCat project, follow this Internet link: : http://www.photobiocat.eu/).

2018:

  • November 27th 2018 - November 30th 2018: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara gave an invited lecture during the 3rd Latin-American Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations in San Luis, Argentina (for consulting the website of IIISiLaByB2018, follow this link: https://sites.google.com/view/silabyb2018/home).
  • September 17th 2018 - September 21st 2018: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara, Markus Hobisch and Alex Cordellier attended the training event/conference 1 of the H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat project "Career Development Workshop - Part 1" in Marseille, France (for more information about the EU PhotoBioCat project, follow this Internet link: http://www.photobiocat.eu/).
  • August 26th 2018 - August 30th 2018: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara and Jennifer Engel attended the 9th International Congress on Biocatalysis (Biocat 2018) in Hamburg, Germany (for consulting the website of Biocat 2018, follow this link: https://www.biocat-conference.de/).

IN THE MEDIA

2020

February - An essay about gender inbalance in academia, with focus on the natural and technical sciences, was co-authored by six female scientists, inclulding Assoc.-Prof. Selin Kara, and published in 'Profile 2020', the Department of Engineering's magazine.

2019

December - Two articles entitled "Rare algae enzyme to convert cooking oil into ready-to-use biofuel" and "She uses mushroom enzyme and light to create green chemicals" about new research projects from the Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing group within the field of photobiocatalysis, financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Sapere Aude funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) respectively, have been published online on the AU Department of Engineering website.

September - An article entitled "EUR 3.7M for academia and industry to pave the way for sustainable production of chemicals" about the EU H2020-MSCA ITN-EID project INTERfaces, that will be coordinated by Assoc. Prof. Selin Kara, has been published on EurekAlert!. You can also find it on the AU Engineering website.

2018

November - An article entitled "Lys og boblebad skal gøre bakterier og enzymer til højtydende kemikaliefabrikker" about Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara's research conducted at Aarhus University and the EU H2020-MSCA ITN-EJD project PhotoBioCat has been published in INGENIØREN magazine. To read the article online, follow this link.

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