Where We Come From

EvoEnzyme is a spin-off from the laboratory of Miguel Alcalde (http://www.miguelalcaldelab.eu) at Institute of Catalysis ICP-CSIC, a pioneering research group that has made important advances in the directed evolution of ligninolytic enzymes. Dr Miguel Alcalde has over 18 years of experience in the field of Directed Enzyme Evolution. He was a postdoctoral researcher at CALTECH between 2001-2003, where he worked in the laboratory of the Nobel laurate in Chemistry (2018) Prof. Frances Arnold. On returning to Spain, he set-up his own research group at the Institute of Catalysis CSIC, Madrid (2004-to date). EvoEnzyme is based on the patent WO/2017/081355 along with the directed evolution technology from Alcalde´s laboratory.