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.

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.

8th Southeast Enzyme Conference

April 8, 2017 – 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 8th, 2017, featuring eight talks by junior faculty, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students selected from the list of 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. A keynote presentation by Professor Judith Klinman of the University of California, Berkeley, will conclude the event. We look forward to seeing our colleagues in Atlanta, GA on April 8th 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.

Past Conferences

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.