Enzyme Engineering and Biocatalysis Applications (#222)

As a result of their exquisite chemo-, enantio- and regioselectivity, and high turnover numbers, enzymes are extremely efficient catalysts. Lying at the heart of the fields of biocatalysis, modern enzymology and synthetic biology, enzyme engineering is showing an ever increasing impact in the fields of biological and medicinal chemistry and in organic synthesis. Engineered enzymes find wide application in the production of pharmaceutical intermediates, novel materials and diagnostics, therapeutics, as well as fine, performance and agrochemicals. This symposium will examine recent advances on a broad range of topics pertaining to advances in enzyme engineering, including new tools for enzyme engineering, computational approaches to enzyme design and modification, structure-function analysis of engineered enzymes, fundamental knowledge gained by the study of engineered enzymes, enzymes in complex or non-natural environments, metabolic engineering, industrial and medical applications of engineered enzymes and future directions in methods and applications pertaining to engineered enzymes.

Confirmed speakers:Frances Arnold (Caltech), Masakazu Sugiyama (Ajinomoto), Yasuhisa Asano (Toyama Pref. U.), Gavin Williams (N. Carolina State U.), David Liu (Harvard), Stephen Seah (Guelph U.), Daniela Grabs (Arzeda), Jiangyun Wang (Chinese Acad. of Sci.), Robert Campbell (U. of Alberta), Hak-Sung Kim (Seoul Nat. U.), David Ackerley (Victoria U. of Wellington), Motoko Hayashi (Daicel), Virginia Cornish (Columbia U.), Gjalt Huisman (Codexis), Jungbae Kim (Korea U.), Jared Lewis (U. of Chicago)
Last update: Dec 28, 2015