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Martina Letizia Contente's Biography

Martina Letizia Contente, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Milan

Martina Letizia Contente is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the University of Milan. She graduated in Pharmacy at the same University, where she obtained also her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry. During her years as post doc she had the opportunity to work in different international environments increasing her expertise in the development of intensified and sustainable flow-biobased processes for the preparation of bioactive compounds and pharma/food ingredients. Among her research interests enzyme discovery, protein immobilization and stabilization for continuous processing are the most important.

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Flow Biocatalysis for the Synthesis of Natural Compounds

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 15:00

Add to Calendar ▼2024-03-26 15:00:002024-03-26 16:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Biocatalysis for the Synthesis of Natural CompoundsFlow Chemistry European Summit 2024 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Due to healthy life style of modern society, the preference for bio-compounds derived from natural sources is rapidly expanding. On the other hand, according with both European and US regulation (EMA and FDA) processing natural starting material with biocatalytic approaches let the commercialization of the final product as natural too, thus increasing its market value. In this scenario, the combination of biocatalysts, (whole cells and cell-free enzymes) with flow facilities, represents an emerging technology to enhance reaction productivity and sustainability. Through immobilization techniques the biocatalysts can be easily integrated in flow chemistry reactors, while their stability under operational conditions is dramatically improved. Moreover, due to the catalyst recovery and reuse for several reaction cycles cost-effective processes can be developed. Valuable natural molecules such as aroma-compounds, potent antioxidants as well as bioactive molecules have been successfully prepared merging the advantages of flow reactors with the specificity and benign conditions of biocatalysts. This strategy representing an alternative route for natural compound production in addition to plant extraction, and promoting a responsible care of natural resources is extremely attractive for a series  sectors in particular food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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