Dr. Krzysztof Okrasa

Krzysztof completed his PhD at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. He has been a PDRA at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor at the Waraw University of Technology. After leaving the Micklefield lab, Krzysztof went on to work for Novacta (Biotech), Welwyn Garden City, UK.


Site-selective Immobilisation of Functional Enzymes on to Polystyrene Nanoparticles. L.S. Wong, K. Okrasa and J. Micklefield Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 782-787. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b916773k)

Structure-Guided Directed Evolution of Alkenyl and Arylmalonate Decarboxylases. K. Okrasa, C. Levy, M. Wilding, M. Goodall, N. Baudendistel, B. Hauer, D. Leys and J. Micklefield Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 200948, 7691-7694. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200904112)

Structure and mechanism of an unusual malonate decarboxylase and related racemases. K. Okrasa, C. Levy, N. Baudistel, D. Leys and J. Micklefield Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 6609-6613. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.200800918)


K. Okrasa, C. Levy, N. Baudistel, B. Hauer, D. Leys and J. Micklefield “New Malonate Decarboxylases for Industrial Applications.” PCT Int. Appl. (2009) WO2009068308

Conference contributions, refereed:

Okrasa, Krzysztof; Micklefield, Jason. Cofactor free decarboxylases, mechanism and specificity of aryl malonate decarboxylation. Abstracts of Papers, 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 6-10, 2008 (2008), BIOL-181.