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Abeer Ahmed Qaed

Country of origin: Yemen Currently in: South Africa, Johannesburg General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Academic Background


2012 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Current research activities are focusing on developing green enzymatic processes to replace chemical ones; developing enzymatic toolboxes to promote the usage of biocatalysis in chemical synthesis, enantioselective reactions in particular; developing high-performance cellulose-degrading enzymes (systems) for economic production of cellulose-based ethanol. We are applying microorganism screening, microbial metagenome screening, and directed molecular evolution techniques for novel enzyme finding and modification, and developing chemical and biochemical processes to use the enzymes in the production of value-added substances.

Research Keywords: 
Microbial enzyme
Water treatment
Enzymatic engineering

Publications resulting from Research: 

Lin H. ; Tang D.-F.; Abeer Ahmed Qaed Ahmed ; Yan L. ; Wu Z.-L., Mutations at the putative active cavity of styrene monooxygenase: Enhanced activity and reversed enantioselectivity, J. Biotechnol., 2012 ,161 ; 235-241.
Abeer Ahmed Qaed Ahmed, Protein engineering of a styrene monooxygenase from Pseudomonas sp. LQ26 [dissertation]. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; 2012 July, 97 p.
Lin H.; Liu J.-Y.; Wang H.-B.; Ahmed, Abeer Ahmed Qaed.; Wu Z.-L. Biocatalysis as an alternative for the production of chiral epoxides: a comparative review. J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzym. 2011, 72(3-4), 77-89.
Qaed, Abeer Ahmed.; Lin, H.; Tang, D.-F.; Wu, Z.-L. Rational design of styrene monooxygenase mutants with altered substrate preference. Biotechnol. Lett. 2011, 33, 611-616.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2008