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Fermentation Technology and Biomaterials

This research area focuses on production of bioactive compounds, biopolymers, enzymes, flavors and food additives from natural and recombinant microorganisms. Microbial biotransformations are being investigated. Use of extremophilic microbes obtained from unusual niches, is an increasing area of attention.


Selected Publications

Casas López, J.L., Sánchez Pérez, J.A., Fernández Sevilla, J.M., Rodríguez Porcel, E.M., Chisti, Y., J. Biotechnol., 116, 61–77 (2005). Pellet morphology, culture rheology and lovastatin production in cultures of Aspergillus terreus. [Reprint PDF]

Tamer, I. M., Chisti, Y., Enzyme Microb. Technol., 29, 611-620 (2001). Production and recovery of recombinant protease inhibitor alpha-1-antitrypsin. [Reprint PDF]

Sharma, R., Chisti, Y., Banerjee, U. C., Biotechnol. Adv., 19, 627-662 (2001). Production, purification, characterization, and applications of lipases. [Reprint PDF]

Chisti, Y., Moo-Young, M., in Biotechnology: The Science and the Business, second edition, Moses, V., Cape, R. E., Springham, D. G., editors, Harwood Academic Publishers, New York, 1999, pp. 177-222. Fermentation technology, bioprocessing, scale-up and manufacture. [Reprint PDF]

Chisti, Y., in Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology: Fermentation, Biocatalysis, and Bioseparation, vol. 5, Flickinger, M. C. and Drew, S. W., eds, Wiley, New York, 1999, pp. 2446-2462. Solid substrate fermentations, enzyme production, food enrichment.
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Tamer, I. M., Moo-Young, M., Chisti, Y., Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 37, 1807-1814 (1998). Disruption of Alcaligenes latus for recovery of poly(beta-hydroxybutyric acid): comparison of high-pressure homogenization, bead milling, and chemically induced lysis. [Reprint PDF]

Ejiofor, A. O., Chisti, Y., Moo-Young, M., Enzyme Microb. Technol., 18, 519-525 (1996). Culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on hydrolysed waste cassava starch for production of baking-quality yeast. [Reprint PDF]


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