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.

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.

36th Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference

mecc2016 October 1, 2016 – 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.

25th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference

St. Pete January 4-8, 2017 – St. Pete Beach, FL. The 25th Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference will take place at the Loews Don Cesar Beach Resort, the Pink Palace, built in 1928 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The Resort is less than an hour drive from the Tampa Airport. The General Sessions will consist of invited talks. Posters will be displayed the entire time with dedicated Poster Sessions. 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.

Past Conferences

7th Southeast Enzyme Conference

SEC-logo April 16, 2016 – Atlanta, GA. The SEC provides a unique opportunity for scientific exchange and collegial interactions among researchers working at the forefront of all aspects of enzymology. The conference will be a one-day event on Saturday, April 16th, 2016, featuring eight talks by junior faculty, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students selected by the Program Chair, Prof. Pablo Sobrado, Virginia Tech, out of the list of submitted abstracts. This years SEC will hold two poster sessions to provide a greater opportunity for discussion and collaborative interactions. A keynote presentation to be announced later will conclude the event. Registration will begin on October 3, 2015 and will continue through April 6th, 2016. Abstract Submission will open October 3, 2015 and will also continue through April 6, 2015. To be considered for an oral presentation, register and submit an abstract before March 21, 2016 and ensure registration fees have been paid. We look forward to seeing our colleagues in Atlanta, GA on April 16th for an exciting day of scientific presentations and discussions. The event is modeled and complements the long-time running and well-established Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference, which has been held in Chicago, IL, for over thirty years, and the Texas Enzyme Mechanisms Conference in Austin, TX, of more recent establishment.

EMBO Conference – Enzyme mechanisms by biological systems (incorporating Trends in Enzymology 2014)

embo June 1-4, 2014 – Manchester, UK.Research in biological catalysis is undergoing major changes and the field is expanding owing to integration of efforts across different disciplines and application of state-of-the-art methods. This EMBO Conference will bring together leading European and US enzymologists working on biological catalysis, mechanisms and systems. In-depth understanding of catalysis is challenging and this underpins exploitation of enzymes in processing, chemicals manufacturing and drug discovery. With the increased importance of industrial biotechnology, there has never been a better time to move towards design/redesign of enzyme catalysts in a predictable way using a structural-mechanistic knowledge base. This EMBO Conference will be an interdisciplinary meeting embracing structural, computational and chemical disciplines, that will appeal to researchers (established and younger workers). It is a continuation of the EMBO Conference series on the theme of Enzyme Mechanisms, previously held in Hamburg (2010) and Groningen (2012), and the biannual Trends in Enzymology conferences. We aim at this meeting to capture the global field-leading developments that will contribute to the underpinning science base and enable more effective exploitation of enzyme catalysts in industrial processes.