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Senior Research Scientist

Carbohydrate Biochemistry Laboratory

Tel.: +421-2-59410224
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Research Interests
Carbohydrate chemistry and enzymology, utilization of plant cell wall polysaccharides by yeast and fungi, production, purification and characterization of extracellular microbial enzymes, bioconversion of cellulose and hemicellulose, mechanism of action of xylanases and cellulases, transglycosylation reactions of glycosyl hydrolases.
Selected Publications (full list available on request)
Puchart V., Vršanská M., Svoboda P., Pohl J., Őgel Z. B., Biely P.:
Purification and characterization of two forms of endo-β-1,4-mannanase from a thermotolerant fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus IMI 385 708 (formerly Thermomyces lanuginosus IMI 158749).
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1674, 239-250 (2004)
Katapodis P., Vršanská M., Kekos D., Nerinckx W., Biely P., Claeyssens M., Macris B.J., Christakopoulous P.:
Biochemical and catalytical properties of an endoxylanase purified from the culture filtrate of Sporotrichum thermophile.
Carbohydr. Res. 338, 1881-1890 (2003)
Biely P., de Vries R.P., Vršanská M., Visser J.:
Inverting character of α-glucuronidase A from Aspergillus tubingensis.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1474, 360-364 (2000)
Biely P., Vršanská M., Tenkanen M., Kluepfel D.:
Endo-β-1,4-xylanase families differences in catalytic properties.
J. Biotechnol. 57, 151-166 (1997)
Herman M.C., Vršanská M., Juríčková M., Hirsch J., Biely P., Kubiček C.P.:
The β-D-xylosidase of Trichoderma reesei is a multifunctional β-D-xylan xylohydrolase.
Biochem. J. 321, 375-381 (1997)
Vršanská M., Biely P.:
The cellobiohydrolase I from Trichoderma reesei QM 9414: action on cello-oligosaccharides.
Carbohydr. Res. 227, 19-27 (1992)
Biely P., Vršanská M., Claeyssens M.:
The endo-1,4-β-glucanase I from Trichoderma reesei. Action on β-1,4-oligomers and polymers derived from D-glucose and D-xylose.
Eur. J. Biochem. 200, 157-163 (1991)
Vršanská M., Gorbacheva I.V., Krátky Z., Biely P.:
Reaction pathways of substrate degradation by an acidic endo-1,4-β-xylanase of Aspergillus niger.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 704, 114-122 (1982)
Biely P., Vršanská M., Krátky Z.:
Xylan-degrading enzymes of the yeast Cryptococcus albidus.
Eur. J. Biochem. 108, 313-321 (1980)
Institute of Chemistry
Slovak Academy of Sciences