Andrés  Illanes

Andrés  Illanes

Chemical Engineer (Universidad Católica de Valparaíso), M.SC Biochemical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Full Professor of the Biochemic al Engineering School and Head of the Biocatalysis Group at Biotechnology Nucleus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Visiting professor at universities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru Spain and Uruguay. Author of more than 100 publications in ISI journals and several book chapters, editor of two books in enzyme biocatalysis. Member of the editorial boards of Electronic Journal of Biotechnology (president), Process Biochemistry, Latin American Journal of Pharmacy and Colombian Journal of Biotechnology. 1997 Regional Award in Science and Technology. 2012 Appointed Honorary Professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Perú. Fields of expertise: enzyme biocatalysis, enzyme immobilization, bioreactor design. Recent fields of work are related to enzyme catalysis in organic synthesis, namely synthesis of semi-synthetic ß-lactam antibiotics and synthesis of lactose-derived oligosaccharides.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biochemical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile