Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon
Magali Remaud Simeon is Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse and is head of the Catalysis and Enzyme Molecular Engineering group of the “Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Système Biologiques and Procédé (LISBP). She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toulouse and was Post-Doc at the University of Pennsylvania. She has co-authored more than 150 papers and is co-inventor of 22 patents. Her research activities focus on Enzyme Engineering for white biotechnology, green chemistry, health, food/feed industries and synthetic biology. They cover enzyme structure/activity relationship studies, kinetic resolution, evolution combining both rational and combinatorial approaches, and applications to the synthesis of glycans, glycoconjugates and various synthons of interest. Her work is currently focused on the search and generation of enzymes displaying new specifi cities and improved catalytic properties. Her objective is to open new trajectories for biomass transformation. To this end, she specifi cally targets the integration of tailored enzymes in chemo-enzymatic cascades, new metabolic pathways or enzyme-based processes.