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Sajjad Haider

King Saud University

Dr. Haider has developed a fully operational nanotechnology research Lab at King Saud University, his articles appeared on the list of the highly cited and download and his current citations are 3583 with h index 25 and I Index 47. (April 29th, 2021), Google scholar.


Adnan Haider

Kohat University of Science and Technology

Dr. Haider's articles appeared on the list of the highly cited and download articles in the most prominent journals. He got his Ph.D. degree from Kyungpook National University, South Korea.


Biocatalysis Functional Diversity of Biocatalyst Biotransformations Biocatalysis Mechanism Industrial Biocatalysts Enzymatic Hydrolysis Advanced Techniques Biocatalytic Processes Functional Diversity Efficient Proteolytic Enzymes Controlled Proteolysis Proteases in Biocatalysis

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Hydrolases are enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of a covalent bond using water. Hydrolases include esterases that work on ester bonds, such as phosphatases and proteases or peptidases that act on amide bonds in peptides. Hydrolase-based methods are atom-efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and environmentally sustainable. We would like to collect the hydrolase-related data that has been listed in the keyword in the form of a reference book.

The book will provide researchers with an overview of what has already worked, recent success, and how they can make decisions to solve their own research challenges using the principle of biocatalysis using hydrolases. The topics are very well organized. The book will address recent developments in the use of hydrolases, emphasizing the substantial progress taken in enzyme development and optimization.

The book is a must-have for those involved in using hydrolases in their studies. This book will be an excellent reference for biochemists, as well as students and scholars interested in the0 bio and organic chemistry, and polymer recycling.

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Date completed: August 24th 2021

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Sajjad Haider

King Saud University

Dr. Haider is an associate professor and working in the Chemical Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since May 2009. He received an MSc in 1999 and MPhil in 2004 from the Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan, and a Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, South Korea. His research work focuses on the development of carbon nanotubes and biopolymer composites, polymer hydrogel, and the preparation of electrospun nanofibers for the removal of hazardous materials from an aqueous medium and biomedical applications.

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