Freitag, 24. Juni 2016, 16:00 - 17:30 iCal

Dr. Leandro Helqueira Andrade /

Institute of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Enzymatic reactions: from enzyme prospection to synthetic applications with hetero-compounds"

Hörsaal 4 der Fakultät für Chemie
Währinger Straße 42, 1090 Wien


The current interest in applying enzymatic reactions in organic chemistry is mainly related to the preparation of optically active compounds with high stereoselectivity under environmentally friendly conditions. Many types of enzymes, which are present in bacteria, fungi, yeasts and plants, can be applied for that purpose. We have showed that promising enzymes can be found on bacterial strains isolated from different biomes (Atlantic forest, Amazon forest and Antarctic Peninsula). We also studied reactions of organic compounds containing heteroatoms (including selenium, boron and silicon) with alcohol dehydrogenases, lipases, transaminases and monooxygenases.


Fakultät für Chemie


Brigitte Schwarz
Fakultät für Chemie der Universität Wien