E3: Enzyme Engineering and Evolution

25-26 August, 2013.

Conveners:
Wayne Patrick
University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
Ren Dobson
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

This satellite meeting will cover a broad range of topics at the interface of protein engineering and molecular evolution. Provisional themes include:

  • Enzyme and Pathway Evolution
  • Directed Evolution
  • Protein Design
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Redox Proteins (joint session with QMB Redox)
  • Protein-Based Biomaterials
  • Student Abstracts

Invited Speakers
Assoc. Prof. Tim Cooper , University of Houston, USA
Enzymes in evolving populations of bacteria

Prof. Shelley Copley , University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Promiscuous enzymes in evolving pathways

Prof. Juliet Gerrard , University of Canterbury, NZ
Redox-sensitive proteins as building blocks in nanotechnology

Dr. Birte Höcker Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Engineering novel proteins from fold fragments

Prof. Andrew Karplus Oregon State University, USA
Structures, functions and evolution of redox proteins

Assoc. Prof. Bridget Mabbutt Macquarie University, Australia
Novel enzymes from the mobile gene pool

Prof. Jenny Martin University of Queensland, Australia
Structures, evolution and inhibition of redox proteins

Dr. James Murphy, Walter and Eliza Hall, Australia
Evolution of pseudokinases: “dead” enzymes with essential cellular roles

For more information, please go to:

http://www.qmb.org.nz/E3-index.html