Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering, Certificate | Online (optional) | Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) | Delft, Netherlands
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Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering

5 days
2750 EUR/full
2750 EUR/full
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The Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering course at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) aims to familiarize participants with the integrated, interdisciplinary approach required to utilize the catalytic potential of enzymes and whole cells for the production of useful compounds.


Organic chemists, enzymologists, microbiologists and (bio)chemical engineers from the faculty staff of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and other universities, together with invited international experts from industry, will offer a selection of theory and practice.

In this way, the Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering course will provide an intensive and in-depth treatment of the state of the art and the necessary link between fundamental knowledge and practical applications in industrial scale processes.

What you will learn

During the lectures attention will be paid to the following questions:

  • When is biocatalysis the preferred method?
  • Which type of biocatalysis should be used?
  • How to obtain / improve this biocatalyst?
  • Which reaction types can be carried out?
  • How to perform and monitor the conversion?
  • How to optimize the reaction conditions?

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Principles and applications of enantioselection
  • Industrial Applications of Biocatalysis for Antibiotic and Pharmaceutical synthesis
  • Case study: Reactions of serine hydrolases
  • Engineering nature’s enzyme repertoire for food, pharma and biofuels
  • Economics and Implementation of Biocatalytic Processes
  • From natural environment to biocatalyst
  • Reaction engineering: optimizing the medium for enzymatic conversions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This Advanced Course is aimed at professionals (MSc, PhD or equivalent experience) in biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, fermentation technology, biochemistry or microbiology with a basic working knowledge of the other disciplines.
  • The course is primarily aimed at those already employed in industry who wish to update their theoretical knowledge and practical insight in this field. 
  • In addition, this Advanced Course is an option in the two-year postgraduate programs of Delft University of Technology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • Early bird: €2500
  • Regular fee: €2750
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises: €1750
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises of Biotech Campus Delft: €1250
  • PhD Students: €1250

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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