Gustavo Avelar Molina
20182022

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I like to use state-of-the-art technology and interdisciplinary approaches in order to both (a) characterize biocatalysts and (b) improve these systems to benefit the biotechnological and green chemistry industries. I am mostly interested in understanding how industrially relevant enzymes fulfill their roles at the molecular level, searching for the structural and dynamical factors underlying their functions. I am also interested in using this knowledge to optimize enzymatic applications for sustainable production of all sorts of economically valuable molecules, such as biofuels, polymers, and pharmaceuticals.

Research areas

  • Industrial enzymes
  • Enzyme kinetics
  • Interfacial enzymology
  • Biocatalysis
  • Protein biophysics
  • Protein engineering
  • Biomass-degrading enzymes

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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