Department of Chemistry, The Faculty of Food Science
Biotechnology (PhD Thesis: Chemical and microbial syntheses of lactones)
Researches are focused on chemoenzymatic synthesis, in order to assess possible differences biological activity between racemic mixtures and their optical isomers. The optically active compounds are obtaining by biotransformations with the whole microorganisms, isolated enzymes and plant tissue cultures. The biotransformation processes are including reduction of oxoacids, oxidation of diols and controlled enantioselective hydrolysis of esters. The choice of bioreagents and determining optimal biotransformation conditions are the part of modern biotechnology techniques, recommended by Green Chemistry.
The Faculty of Food Science
Departament of Chemistry