SINTMOL Biotechnology

SINTMOL Biotechnology: The SINTMOL served by the Biotransformation, Fermentation, Biocatalysis, and Bioassay Laboratory

Bioassays: The laboratory is equipped to bioassay synthetic organic compounds, particularly to explore features related to: 

  • antibacterial activity
  • larvicidal properties
  • antioxidant ability
  • tyrosinase inhibition
  • acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition

Biotransformation/biocatalysis: Enzymes and microorganisms are employed to biotransform and biocatalyze organic substrates (bioactive or otherwise) to trigger or potentiate biological activity. 

Molecular bioprospection: The focus is mainly on finding the solutions for drug resistant infections (bacterial and fungi).

Production of antibiotics: We are interested in producing 6-APA and 7-ACA by biotechnological processes.

The laboratory is managed by: