Isabel Arends is head of the TU Delft Department of Biotechnology and professor of Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry in this department. Her research focuses on the development of catalysts for green products and medicines, with emphasis on development and application of enzymes. She studies oxidative enzymes, as well as metal hybrid proteins and explores their potential for sustainable production of epoxides, alcohols and ketones. In addition, she is vice-president of the Post-Graduate School (Biotechnological Sciences Delft Leiden) and member of the board of Technology Foundation STW. She teaches the courses “Green Chemistry and Sustainable technology” and “Biocatalysis” on BSc- and MSc-level and the advanced course “biocatalysis” for industry and PhD students.