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.
33rd Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference
|October 12, 2013 – Chicago, IL. Now in its 33rd year, the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference (MECC) has provided 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 encouraged from all participants. Oral presentations are selected from the submitted abstracts, and feature junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. This year’s MECC will be held at the Lake Shore Campus of the Loyola University, Chicago.|
23rd Enzyme Mechanisms Conference
January 3-7, 2013 – Coronado, CA. The 23rd Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference will be held at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel & Resort, Coronado, California from Thursday, January 3rd to Monday, January 7th, 2013.
The conference will begin with a reception in the evening of Thursday, January 3rd and will end with a banquet in the evening of Sunday, January 6th, with conferees departing on Monday, January 7th. The General Sessions will consist of invited talks and will be held during the morning and evening on Friday and Saturday and all day on Sunday. Posters will be displayed the entire time with dedicated Poster Sessions in the afternoons of Friday and Saturday. Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend and present their work in poster format.
Conferees will be free in the afternoons of Friday & Saturday to enjoy the many activities available in the Coronado Bay.
The Loews Coronado Bay Hotel and Resort is located in a premier waterfront location just minutes from numerous attractions and points of interest. This San Diego hotel is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. Just 20 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, Loews Coronado Bay offers convenient and accessible San Diego travel.
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.
Southeastern Enzyme Conference
April 20, 2013 – Atlanta, GA, The 4th Southeastern Enzyme Conference. SEC 2012 is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and independent investigators to share their common interest in enzymes, get to know new colleagues and friends, or meet them once again. SEC 2013 will be a one-day event on Saturday, April 20th, 2013, featuring eight talks by junior faculty, post-docs, and graduate students selected by the Program Chair out of the list of submitted abstracts. This year’s SEC will hold two poster sessions to provide a greater opportunity for discussion and collaborative interactions. A keynote talk will conclude the event by mid-afternoon. 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.
Trends in Enzymology 2012 <– Trends in Enzymology will be back in 2014!
June 3-6, 2012 – Göttingen, Germany, The biannual “Trends in Enzymology” (TinE) conference is an international Gordon-style conference that brings together enzymologists from different backgrounds in an inspiring atmosphere to share the latest and most exciting results in the field of mechanistic and applied enzymology. The fourth edition will take place from June 3rd-6th 2012 in Göttingen (Germany), the “City of Science” and home of 44 Nobel prize winners. The TinE conference has emerged as an excellent venue for graduate students and Post-docs to interact with established investigators.
Recent years have witnessed pioneering advancements in various biophysical techniques, which are essential for the elucidation of enzymatic mechanisms at a molecular or even atomic level. In fact, these advancements made possible to break existing barriers of knowledge and to go beyond frontiers. The “Trends in Enzymology conference 2012″ will address key methodological advancements and cutting-edge findings on the molecular mechanisms of enzymes.