Main building NTNU Gløshaugen and two happy students. Photos

– European Federation of Biotechnology-Section on Applied Biocatalysis

4th Multistep Enzyme Catalyzed Processes Congress (MECP18)

Trondheim, Norway March 19-22, 2018

In honor of professor Thorleif Anthonsen´s 80th anniversary



Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Kurt Faber, Uni-Graz, Austria

Professor Nicholas Turner, The University of Manchester, UK

Title plenary lecture Nick Turner: Design and Evolution of New Biocatalysts for Enantioselective Synthesis

Professor Vladimir Kren, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic

Title plenary lecture Vladimir Kren: Multienzymatic grafting and trimming of glycosylated natural products

Professor Sergio Riva, Institute of the Chemistry of Molecular Recognition, CNR, Milano, Italy

Title plenary lecture Sergio Riva: Multistep biotransformations: From multifunctional substrates to cascade enzymatic reactions

Professor Dörte Rother, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany  

Postdoctoral Research Associate William Finnigan, The University of Manchester, UK. Title: The construction and validation of a process model for a seven enzyme biotransformation.


Concert in Nidaros Cathedral

Quick Info

  • Abstract submission oral presentations: January 31, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance for oral presentations: Before February 15, 2018
  • Abstract submission poster presentations: February 15, 2018
  • Registration: Early bird February 15, 2018, 350 EUR
  • Venue and Accommodation: Scandic Lerkendal Hotel
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  • Systems Biocatalysis
  • Interfacing Chemical and Enzymatic Steps
  • Retrosynthesis
  • Bioinformatics and Modelling
  • Novel Biosynthetic Pathways
  • Cell-free versus Whole Cell Systems
  • Process Intensification and Scaling
  • Industrial Applications



Scientific committee



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Local organising committee

Elisabeth Jacobsen

Eirik Sundby

Fredrik Heen Blindheim

Sigrid Sløgedal Løvland

Mari Bergan Hansen

Kamilla Oline Kolberg

Guro Buaas Austli

Tobias Gmelch




The conference series are organised by ESAB: EFB Section on Applied Biocatalysis

Mission :

The mission of the Section is to promote the development of Applied Biocatalysis throughout Europe. Applied Biocatalysis is the development through science and engineering of useful biological catalysts and their commercial applications.

Aims :

The aims of this Section are:

  • to take initiatives in areas of growing scientific and industrial interest and importance in the field of applied biocatalysis

  • to identify key topics which may be rate-limiting in the development of scientific progress and technological prospects in applied biocatalysis and to take steps to stimulate these areas