The HIMS Biocatalysis group is part of the UvA Research Priority area in “Sustainable Chemistry” and carries out cutting-edge research at the interphase between the chemical and the biological sciences.
Our research is focused on:
Our research requires therefore a high level of multidisciplinary expertise, encompassing organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, enzyme engineering and molecular biology.
Collaborations with other groups at HIMS and at other Universities complement and support our research, in particular regarding X-ray crystallisation of new enzymes and computational studies.
Research projects are available for students with expertise in biological sciences, chemical sciences or biotechnological engineering. Erasmus students are also welcome for a traineeship.