Prof. Frank Hollmann Speaks on QIBEBT Distinguished Expert Forum

On April 14, Prof. Frank Hollmann was invited to the "QIBEBT Distinguished Expert Forum" hosted by the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Prof. Lv Xuefeng, the director of QIBEBT, presented Prof. Frank Hollmann with the Lecture Award at the forum.

During the forum, Prof. Hollmann delivered a lecture entitled " H2O2-dependent Oxidation Biocatalysis". He provided detailed insights into the catalytic mechanism and research progress of peroxygenases, and demonstrated his team's innovative research progress in the field of peroxygenases biocatalysis. They achieved this by modifying the substrate pocket, improving enzyme stability towards H2O2, and changing aqueous reaction systems. Additionally, he shared his rich experience and research insights in biocatalysis with the participants. Following the presentation, the attendees discussed and exchanged views with Prof. Hollmann on academic issues related to his work.

Professor Frank Hollmann is affiliated with the Department of Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His main area of interest revolves around the utilization of oxidoreductases for organic synthesis. These enzymes have a lot to offer in terms of selectivity and efficiency for organic chemists. In particular, he is interested in biocatalytic oxyfunctionalization reactions utilizing monooxygenases and peroxygenases, as well as reduction reactions utilizing alcohol dehydrogenases and ene reductases.

Today, he has published over 200 papers in top-tier journals, including Nature Chemistry, Nature Synthesis, Nature Catalysis, Nature Communications, JACS, and Angewandte Chemie, with a scientific citation count of more than 15,000 times and an h-index of 68. He has edited or co-edited 13 books on enzyme engineering and biocatalysis and holds eight patents. During his research career, he has received numerous fellowships and scientific awards, such as the Biotrans Award, ERC Consolidator grant, and VICI Grant by the Dutch Research Council, Max-Buchner Award by the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Jochen Block Award by the German Society for Catalysis, etc.