Announcement: Guest Lecture in November!

We are happy to welcome our friend Yanwei Li from Shandong University for a guest lecture on Friday, 5 November 2021, at 11 a.m. (UTC +1).

Despite increasing environmental concerns, global production of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is continuously growing. Effective strategies that can treat PET pollution are urgently desired. Here with Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics methods, the degradation mechanism of leaf-branch compost cutinase and IsPETase/IsMHETase toward PET were systematically explored. Hopefully the computational results will deepen our understanding on the origin of the catalytic power of these enzymes and enhance PET plastic recycling.