Discovery of a Fungal Copper Radical Oxidase with High Catalytic Efficiency Towards 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and Benzyl Alcohols for Bioprocessing

Alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals are highly sought-after for on-going efforts to reduce the damaging effects of human activity on the environment. Copper radical oxidases from Auxiliary Activity Family 5/Subfamily 2 (AA5_2) are attractive biocatalysts because they oxidize primary alcohols in a chemo-selective manner without complex organic cofactors. However, despite numerous studies on canonical galactose oxidases (GalOx, EC and engineered variants, and the recent discovery of a Colletotrichum graminicola copper radical alcohol oxidase (AlcOx, EC, the catalytic...


Feb 25 2020 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Eugene Chen
Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Feb 26 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Carlos Diaz
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Feb 27 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tom Malig
Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia


Investigation of the Fine Structure of Antihydrogen

Prof. Momose’s team has been collaborating as part of ALPHA with CERN to investigate a quantum theory, the Lamb shift in hydrogen. Research efforts by TRIUMF researchers at UBC, including Prof. Momose, have detected the Lamb shift in anti-...

Congratulations to Ed Grant!

Dr. Ed Grant has been awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry John C. Polanyi Award. This award is presented for excellence by a scientist carrying out research in Canada in physical, theoretical or computational chemistry or chemical physics...