Biocatalytic approaches to the synthesis of enantiopure drugs substances

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
May 2022
Lead instructor: Marco De Amici
Biocatalysis has established itself over the past few years as an integral part of the technological suite to develop greener, more sustainable and cost-effective chemical manufacturing in a variety of industrial applications, including pharmaceutical manufacturing. The course aims at illustrating the basic concepts of biocatlysis, with an overview on the main classes of enzymes and some enzyme formulations utilized in the pharmaceutical field. Selected examples of biocatalyzed processes applied to the production of chiral APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) will be discussed in detail.
The number of participants is limited to 12 PhD students
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 25 November 2021 for courses starting in December 2021
  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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