Preface. Part I: Use of Enzymes in Organic Chemistry; General Aspects and Development of Methodology. 1. Bio- and Chemo-Catalytic Deracemisation Techniques; U.T. Strauss, K. Faber. 2. Enzyme Assisted Routes to Bioactive Molecules Selective Transformations Using Lipases; P. Andersch, et al. 3. Molecular Basis for Empirical Rules that Predict the Stereoselectivity of Hydrolases; A.N.E. Weissfloch, R.J. Kazlauskas. 4. Functional Group Transformations Mediated by Whole Cell Strategies for the Efficient Synthesis of Optically Pure Chiral Intermediates; N.J. Turner. 5. Recent Advances on Bioreductions Mediated by Baker's Yeast and Other Microorganisms; E. Santaniello, et al. 6. Enzymatic Aminolysis and Ammonolysis Reactions; V. Gotor. Part II: Enzymes in Heteroatom Chemistry. 7. Enantioselective Oxidations Catalyzed by Peroxidases and Monooxygenases; S. Colonna, et al. 8. Hydrolytic Enzymes in the Synthesis of Non-racemic Heteroorganic Compounds with a Stereogenic Centre on the Heteroatom; P. Kielbasinski, M. Mikolajczyk. Part III: Enzymes in Degradation of Environmental Contaminants and Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents. 9. Biodegradation of Hydrolyzed Chemical Warfare Agents by Bacterial Consortia; J.J. DeFrank, et al. 10. Biodegradation of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents by Surface Expressed Organophosphorus Hydrolase; W. Chen, et al. 11. Active Site Modifications of Organophosphorus Hydrolase for Improved Detoxification of Organophosphorus Neurotoxins; J.K. Grimsley, et al. 12. Hydrolysis of Organophosphorus Compounds by Bacterial Prolidases; T.-C. Cheng, J.J. DeFrank. 13. Ancillary Function of Housekeeping Enzymes: Fortuitous Degradation of Environmental Contaminants; R.S. Gold, et al. 14. Field-Deployable Amperometric Enzyme Electrodes for Direct Monitoring of Organophosphate Nerve Agents; A. Mulchandani, et al. 15. Environmental Biocatalysis; S. Varfolomeyev, S. Kalyuzhnyi. Part IV: Strategic Use of Enzymes in Molecular Synthesis. 16. Biocatalytic Synthesis of Alkaloids and Carbohydrates: an Update; T. Hudlicky. 17. Bioconversion of Plant Materials: Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates Surface Active Compounds from Renewable Resources; B. Aha, et al. 18. Enzymatic Regioselective Transformations in Natural Products; M. Ferrero, V. Gotor. 19. Stereoselective Biocatalytic Formation of Cyanohydrins, Versatile Building Blocks for Organic Synthesis; A. van der Gen, J. Brussee. 20. Enzymes in Polymers and Polymers from Enzymes; B.J. Kline, et al. 21. Application of Enzymes in Synthetic Strategy; B. Zwanenburg, A.J.H. Klunder. 22. Green Solutions for Chemical Challenges Biocatalysis in the Synthesis of Semi-Synthetic Antibiotics; A. Bruggink.