Institute of Chemistry
Enzymes required for plant hemicellulose utilization
Name of the supervisor
Mgr. Vladimír Puchart, PhD.
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology
Plant hemicelluloses are the most abundant source of carbon every year. Their decomposition in nature is mediated by enzymes. Due to the heterogeneous nature of these polysaccharides, a very wide variety of enzymes are required for their complete degradation into basic building blocks, many of which remain undiscovered. The search for new hemicellulolytic enzymes as well as the study of the catalytic properties of already known enzymes with the aim of their biotechnological application will be the subject of a doctoral study.