Ivaldo Itabaiana Junior

Professor Ivaldo Itabaiana Junior obtained his PhD in pharmaceutical science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he is now a full professor. He has experience in biocatalysis, biotransformation and use of biomass for the production of bio-products of industrial interest. He is currently a CNRS researcher in Lille, France working on the development of new concept of hybrid catalysis for the transformation of biomass residues, such as pyrolysis oils, lignin and microbial hydrolysis derivatives into products with higher added value. His research interests are: biocatalysis, enzymatic biotechnology (lipases, oxidoreductases, laccases), enzyme immobilization and drug delivery.