Uwe T. Bornscheuer
Uwe T. Bornscheuer studied chemistry and completed his doctorate in 1993 at the Uni-versity of Hannover. He then carried out research at the University of Nagoya (Japan). In 1998, he completed his Habilitation at the University of Stuttgart on new strategies for the use of hydrolases in organic synthesis. He has been Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Greifswald since October 1999. Bornscheuer wrote and edited several books together with colleagues (Hydrolases in Organic Synthesis, Protein Engineering Handbook, Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology). In 2008, he received the BioCat2008 Award for his innovative work on tailored biocatalysts for industrial applications and several awards (Normann Medal, Chevreul Medal, Stephen S. Chang Award) for his achievements in the area of enzymatic modifications of lipids, fats and oils. He has published >375 research papers, >30 book chapters and filed >40 patent applications. His current research interest focusses on the discovery and protein-engineering of enzymes from various classes for applications in organic synthesis and lipid modification using methods ranging from rational protein design to high-throughput screening methods for biocatalyst discovery including the development of enzyme-cascade reactions.