Dye-linked D-amino acid dehydrogenase: Physiological function and Applications in Biotechnology Talk by Dr Takenori Satomura

Asscoc. Prof. Dr. Takenori Satomura  from University of Fukui, Japan recently visited Monash University Malaysia to deliver a talk on their group’s  research on understanding the role of an enzyme Dye-linked D-amino acid dehydrogenase in the microorganism and its application for human use. His group has isolated a thermostable enzyme from an extremophile. The stability of this enzyme at high temperature has made them to develop a stable electrochemical based biosensor for amino acid detection.  The talk has given an insight on how the basic science can be engineered for an application.  After the talk, the members have discussed the opportunities for future collaboration between both the universities.