Jennifer Littlechild

Jennifer Littlechild

Company: University of Exeter

Job title: Professor - Biological Chemistry & Director - Exeter Biocatalysis Centre Biological Chemistry

Bio:

Prof. Jennifer Littlechild is Professor of Biological Chemistry and has established the Henry Wellcome Centre for Biocatalysis at Exeter University in 2003. She carried out her PhD in Biophysics at Kings College, London University followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University, USA. This was followed by a Max-Planck position in Berlin Germany before she returned to the UK to Bristol University and then to Exeter University in 1991. Her research studies involve the structural and mechanistic characterisation of a range of enzymes from thermophilic bacteria and Archaea that have industrial applications. She has published over 200 publications in refereed high impact journals and presented her research work internationally. She has coordinated the EU project THERMOGENE and was a partner in a consortium grant HOTZYME and currently RADICLEZ. A ERA-CoBiotech project HOTSOLUTE started in 2018 and an ERA-FOCS project THERMOK in 2021. In the UK she is funded from BBSRC, EPSRC, DEFRA and Innovate UK. These grants involve both large industrial companies and SME enterprises. She has supervised over 40 PhD students and acts as external examiner for other PhD and Masters students in the UK and Internationally. She is the UK representative and vice chair of the European Society of Applied Biocatalysis. 

Seminars:

Novel Thermophilic Biocatalysts with Applications for Industrial Biotechnology 12:00 pm

Learn the importance of enzyme stability for applied biocatalysis Explore the identification, and biochemical and structural characterization of novel enzymes from Thermophilic Genomes and Metagenomes Uncover Transaminases, Carboxyl Esterases, and Epoxide Hydrolases with specific industrial applications as drug intermediatesRead more

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