Hosted by Dr Tsepo Tsekoa, CSIR Principal Researcher
The webinar will investigate pertinent issues relating to biocatalysis and its benefits in a green economy. The panel will outline what benefits it has and why South Africa should invest in it. This will be followed by industry perspectives and experience with biocatalysis, followed by the perspective of a chemist.
The discussion will then touch on CSIR breakthroughs in biocatalysis, future ideas for biocatalysis and the elusive questions. What is still required for South Africa to make biocatalysis a force to be reckoned with and what is the role of biocatalysis in the fourth industrial revolution?
Dr Tsepo Tsekoa, CSIR Principal Researcher and Research Group Leader: Biomanufacturing Technology Demonstration; Dr Lucia Steenkamp, CSIR Principal Researcher; Dr Matthias Esterhuysen, Researcher Fellow, Puris Natural Aroma Chemicals; Dr Konanani Rashamuse, Director: Industrial Bioeconomy, Department of Science and Innovation; Prof Dean Brady, Head: School of Chemistry, University of Witwatersrand and Director: The Associated Molecular Sciences Institute; Dr Chris van der Westhuyzen, CSIR Research Chemist; Prof Roger Sheldon, Distinguished Professor of Biocatalysis Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand