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.

6th Southeast Enzyme Conference

GSUlogo April 11, 2015 – 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 11th, 2015, featuring eight talks by junior faculty, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students selected by the Program Chair 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 by Dr. J. Martin Bollinger of Penn State University will conclude the event. Registration will begin on January 5th, 2015 and will continue through April 2nd, 2015. Abstract Submission will open January 5th, 2015 and will also continue through March 20th, 2015. To be considered for an oral presentation, register and submit an abstract before March 20th and ensure registration fees have been paid. We look forward to seeing our colleagues in Atlanta, GA on April 11th 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.

35th Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference

mecc2015 September 12, 2015 – 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.

Past Conferences

24th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference

galveston-convention-center January 5-9, 2015 – Galveston, TX. The 24th Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference will take place at the San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, a 30-acre beachfront hotel and spa resort on beautiful Galveston Island, Texas. The San Luis Resort is less than an hour drive from Houston, three hours from Austin and five hours from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.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.

4th International Conference on Cofactors (ICC-04)

unipr_logo August 25-28, 2014 – Parma, Italy. The Fourth International Conference on Cofactors (ICC-04) will take place at the “Casa della Musica” (Music Hall), University of Parma, Parma, Italy, from August 25th to August 28th, 2014. The conference will include sessions on pyridoxal 5′-phosphate-, NAD- and flavin-dependent enzymes, quinones and quinoproteins, heme-containing proteins and enzymes, biosynthesis of biofactors, biomedical aspects of vitamins and biofactors and special sessions dedicated to neurological disorders and drug development targeting cofactor-dependent enzymes. The conference will have an exciting program with world-class keynote speakers and a lot of space dedicated to talented young researchers and discussion. There will be considerable time for round table discussions and poster presentations in order to stimulate new collaborations. There will also be sections mixing different expertise ranging from cellular biochemistry to biophysics, and linking basic science to biomedical research for the understanding of diseases and for the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

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.