Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

Editor(s): Junhua (Alex) Tao, Romas Kazlauskas

Print ISBN: 9780470437780

Online ISBN: 9781118028308

DOI: 10.1002/9781118028308

Author Biography

About the Author

JUNHUA (Alex) TAO is currently CEO of Metabomics, Inc. Prior to that; he was the CSO of Elevance Renewable Sciences, and the creator and head of the Biotransformations Group at Pfizer, where he was also a core member of the API Development Team. He co-authored over 60 publications including "Biocatalysis for the Pharmaceutical Industry" (Wiley, 2009) and co-invented over 20 patents. In addition, he was the recipient of the Pfizer Achievement Award, the Pfizer Green Chemistry Award, and a key member of the Lyrica  process development team, which won the IChemE Award for Excellence in Green Chemistry and Engineering (2006).

ROMAS JOSEPH KAZLAUSKAS is Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the BioTechnology Institute of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the coauthor of over eighty papers and reviews, and the book Hydrolases in Organic Synthesis. He also served as the co-chair of two Gordon Research Conferences, one on biocatalysis and one on green chemistry.