Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus. The lecture on 9 November 2017 features researchers from Novozymes to talk about the Indox project – an enzyme class of great scientific interest. Speakers will be Jesper Wind, Lisbeth Kalum and Owik Matthias Herold-Majumdar. INDOX – Industrial oxidoreductases Oxidoreductases are a powerful class of industrially relevant enzyme, that can make all kinds of complex chemistry. They have long lingered in the shadow of the hydrolases, such as protease, lipase and carbohydrase, but attempts are being made to change that scenario. Come and hear about the recently finished EU-supported FM7 project: INDOX, and the quest to find new applications for oxidoreductases, and especially the tricks performed by the new kid on the block, namely peroxygenases.

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    09 November 2017


    Jesper Vind Jesper Vind is Sr.Sc. manager and specialized in optimizing enzymes including peroxygenases (with contributions in basidiomycete CIP cloning, expression, crystal structure, substrate binding, site-directed mutagenesis, and directed evolution).
    Owik Matthias Herold-Majumdar Owik studied Biotechnology at the Technical University Munich and the University of Copenhagen. His master thesis, in collaboration with Novozymes, was centered around fungal extracellular peroxygenases for modification of lignin. After his Master, Owik joined Novozymes as Research Scientist to work for the INDOX EU project. Owik is currently continuing his work on Peroxygenases and Peroxidases in the frame of an industrial PhD program both in the group of Prof. Claus Felby at the University of Copenhagen and at Novozymes.
    Lisbeth Kalum Lisbeth Kalum is a Sr. Science Manager within application research and has developed new enzyme solutions for various industries: Textile, Pulp and Paper, Biocatalysis and Food applications. Specialized in enzymes acting on plant cell wall components including oxidoreductases and carbohydrases.


    Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory.


    3:45 pm Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)
    4:00 pm Start of the lecture
    5:30 pm Networking with a drink and a snack
    6:30 pm Thank you for a splendid end of day!
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    I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?

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    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    The organiser offers to pay for a taxi on the following conditions: it has to be transport from either Panum/Mærsk Tower or DTU building 220, if you are at least 3 people in a taxi. This is how it works: you arrange yourself for a taxi from Blegdamsvej or from Kemitorvet, find at least 2 other people to take the taxi with, and at arrival at Tuborg Havnevej 19 you ask Sophie or Gitte to come and pay for the taxi (they’ll check departure address and number of persons in the taxi), as well as to order your taxi back.

    If you are by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).

    Can I update my registration information?

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    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.