Conferences on Enzyme Mechanisms

Enzymology is a key interest of many of the members of the Division of Biological Chemistry. There are several national and regional conferences that highlight advances in our understanding of enzyme structure, function and mechanism.

10th Southeast Enzyme Conference

April 13, 2019 – Atlanta, GA. The Southeast Enzyme Conference (SEC), a one-day annual event, will take place Saturday, April 13, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will feature eight talks by faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students selected from submitted abstracts. The conference will include two poster sessions to facilitate discussion and collaborative interactions between scientists from all career stages. The meeting strongly encourages the participation of students and postdoctoral associates and provides opportunities for discussions and networking.

Trends in Enzymology and Biocatalysis

May 27-31, 2019 – Rome, Italy. This advanced course provides an opportunity for graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty to interact with an outstanding panel of speakers, all of whom are experts in their field. Over four days our speakers will provide a refresher on the traditional approaches to the study of enzymes, introduce you to modern approaches, and show you the variety of directions the field is headed. Lectures will be presented in the mornings. They will be followed, after lunch, by facilitated small group discussions including, where appropriate, demonstrations and simulations. Participants will be encouraged to present posters in the late afternoon sessions, and to take the opportunity for individual discussions with the speakers, who will be available throughout the course. Before the closing lecture, there will be a panel discussion with representatives of academia and industry providing their perspectives and predictions on what the future holds for careers in enzymological research and development. The course will conclude with a dinner at a traditional Roman restaurant.

Past Conferences

36th Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference

October 20, 2018 – Chicago, IL. The MECC provides a convenient, inexpensive, and invaluable forum for scientific exchange and collegial interactions among researchers working at the forefront of enzymology and its interface with biomedical and pharmaceutical science. This one-day conference is held annually in the Chicago area. The MECC attracts academic and industrial researchers from over a dozen states in the Midwest, ranging from Minnesota to Texas and Kentucky to Kansas. Posters are welcomed from all participants, but not obligatory. Oral presentations, selected from the submitted abstracts, feature graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and a few faculty (mostly assistant professors) from the region.

26th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference

January 6-9, 2019 – New Orleans, LA. The 26th Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference is the 50 year anniversary of the meeting and will be held in New Orleans January 6-9, 2019. New Orleans was the site of the first EMC in 1969 as well. The conference will begin with a reception Sunday evening and conclude with a banquet Wednesday evening. The General Sessions will be held during the mornings and evenings of Monday and Tuesday and morning and afternoon on Wednesday. Posters will be displayed the entire time with dedicated Poster Sessions in the afternoons on Monday and Tuesday. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to attend and present their work in poster format. The Enzyme Mechanisms Conference was founded in 1969 by Tom Bruice, Bill Jencks, and Myron Bender and traditionally focuses on chemical aspects of enzymatic reaction mechanisms. The conference attracts a large audience from academia, industry and government. The EMC is supported entirely by generous sponsorship and registration fees.

5th International Conference on Cofactors & Active Enzyme Molecules (ICC-05-AEM2016)

iccaem06 September 4-8, 2016 – Toyama, Japan. The Fifth International Conference on Cofactors & Active Enzyme Molecules (ICC-05-AEM2016) will take place at the Kurobe Unazuki International Hall, Toyama, Japan from September 4th to September 8th, 2016.