Biocatalysis is a Key Enabling Technology to address the multiple challenges lying ahead of us on the path towards a sustainable and energy-efficient economy. In order to shorten development timelines for innovative biocatalytic processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, Novel Enzymes are in strong demand to accelerate the translation of academic results into value creation.

The 6th international conference on Novel Enzymes aims to provide a forum for the presentation of the most exciting advances and new findings in our understanding of enzymes. The conference is a continuation of the conference series on Novel Enzymes, of which previous meetings were held in Ghent 2014, and in Groningen 2016.

The goal of the current conference is to provide an overview on recent developments and future perspectives on enzymology research. Emphasis will be given to discovery of new enzymes, engineering approaches (including novel assays), and newly developed enzyme applications. This conference is designed to create a stimulating atmosphere for sharing cross-disciplinary scientific results required for the development
of next-generation biocatalytic synthesis of valuable chemical products.


  • Enzyme discovery
  • Enzyme mechanisms
  • Enzyme engineering
  • Enzyme applications

We are looking forward to meeting you in Darmstadt next October and to enjoying cutting-edge science in oral and poster presentations!

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter („Woody“) Fessner

Chairman of the Organization Committee

The flyer can be downloaded here.

Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement 635595.