Protein Engineering Congress USA 2020 | Kisaco Research

Engineering enzymes to achieve higher selectivity, more sustainable processes, and synthesis of valuable molecules and chemical intermediates for industrial applications

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San Francisco, CA
22-23 April, 2020

With the emergence of new techniques and methods to reconstruct and engineer enzymes, it is more exciting than ever to be working in the field of protein engineering, bringing to light new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature for industrial applications.

“The global enzymes market was valued at $7,082 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $10,519 million in 2024, registering a CAGR of 5.7% from 2018 to 2024.”

Allied Market Research
30
Poster submissions
30+
Leading speakers
150+
Delegates

Why Attend

Most enzymes found in nature are not suitable for industrial purposes. The field of protein and enzyme engineering is growing at a rapid rate, with competition within industries high and the need to optimize performance greater than ever. 

The Protein Engineering Congress is dedicated to uncovering the new and emerging practices, techniques and methods of protein and enzyme engineering across industries.

With industry approaching the design, build, and generation of new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature, come and learn from our line-up of leading speakers to get an update on the new technologies used in the field of strain and protein engineering.

The breadth of topics discussed at this meeting will focus in on directed evolution, computational protein design, synthetic biology and white biotechnology, and applications of enzyme and protein engineering and industrial biocatalysis in the biopharmaceutical, flavor & fragrance, cosmetics, and food industries.

Attend and you'll be able to:

  • Network with key opinion leaders and acquire new customers
  • Form collaborations with companies who are engineering proteins and enzymes
  • Meet with new technology partners to enhance internal R&D
  • Understand the new applications of engineered enzymes and learn how to scale-up to large industrial manufacture

WHO WILL BE THERE

You can expect to meet: 

European 2019 Speakers

 

Andreas Liese

Head of Institute of Technical Biocatalysis
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Andreas Liese

Head of Institute of Technical Biocatalysis
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Andreas Liese

Head of Institute of Technical Biocatalysis
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
 

Keith Mulholland

Associate Principal Scientist, Biocatalysis
AstraZeneca

Keith was born in and grew up in Liverpool. He obtained his first degree in 1985 at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, followed by a PhD at the same institution working for Professor Dick Stoodley on C-Nucleoside Synthesis. A Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin working for Professor Philip Magnus on Alkaloid synthesis followed.

Keith Mulholland

Associate Principal Scientist, Biocatalysis
AstraZeneca

Keith Mulholland

Associate Principal Scientist, Biocatalysis
AstraZeneca

Keith was born in and grew up in Liverpool. He obtained his first degree in 1985 at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, followed by a PhD at the same institution working for Professor Dick Stoodley on C-Nucleoside Synthesis. A Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin working for Professor Philip Magnus on Alkaloid synthesis followed.

He returned to the UK in 1990 to take up a position as a Medicinal Chemist at SmithKline Beecham Harlow working on Serotonin Antagonists for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Depression. In 1996 he moved to the Synthetic Chemistry Department and started work in the area of Process Development.

Following the merger of SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo-Wellcome in 2001, Keith moved to Process R&D AstraZeneca Macclesfield. In his time there he has held various roles. He was the Lead Chemist for the Olaparib project from 2006-2007 and the Catalysis Technology Leader from 2008 to 2011.

Since 2011 he has been the Associate Principal Scientist and Departmental Lead for Biocatalysis within Pharmaceutical Technology and Development.

 

Doru Roiban

Team Leader, Biocatalysis
GlaxoSmithKline plc

Doru Roiban

Team Leader, Biocatalysis
GlaxoSmithKline plc

Doru Roiban

Team Leader, Biocatalysis
GlaxoSmithKline plc
 

Julien Hitce

Team Leader, Process Development & Innovation
L'Oréal

Julien Hitce

Team Leader, Process Development & Innovation
L'Oréal

Julien Hitce

Team Leader, Process Development & Innovation
L'Oréal
 

Cyril Moccand

R&D Specialist, Enzyme Technology & Project Manager
Nestlé

Cyril Moccand

R&D Specialist, Enzyme Technology & Project Manager
Nestlé

Cyril Moccand

R&D Specialist, Enzyme Technology & Project Manager
Nestlé
 

Helge Bode

Professor, Molecular Biotechnology
Goethe University Frankfurt

Helge Bode

Professor, Molecular Biotechnology
Goethe University Frankfurt

Helge Bode

Professor, Molecular Biotechnology
Goethe University Frankfurt
 

Jörn Piel

Professor, Microbial Interactions
ETH Zurich

Jörn Piel

Professor, Microbial Interactions
ETH Zurich

Jörn Piel

Professor, Microbial Interactions
ETH Zurich
 

Donald Hilvert

Professor, Organic Chemistry
ETH Zurich

Donald Hilvert

Professor, Organic Chemistry
ETH Zurich

Donald Hilvert

Professor, Organic Chemistry
ETH Zurich
 

Reinhard Sterner

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Regensburg

Reinhard Sterner

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Regensburg

Reinhard Sterner

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Regensburg
 

Bernhard Hauer

Head, Department of Technical Biochemistry
University of Stuttgart

Bernhard Hauer

Head, Department of Technical Biochemistry
University of Stuttgart

Bernhard Hauer

Head, Department of Technical Biochemistry
University of Stuttgart
 

Helen Hailes

Professor, Chemical Biology
University College London

Helen received her Ph.D in 1991 at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Jim Staunton. She pursued post-doctoral work at Cambridge, and then at Imperial College London with Professor Steve Ley and subsequently with Dr David Widdowson. She joined the Department of Chemistry, University College London as a Lecturer in 1994, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2002, a Reader in 2005, and Professor of Chemical Biology in 2010.

Helen Hailes

Professor, Chemical Biology
University College London

Helen Hailes

Professor, Chemical Biology
University College London

Helen received her Ph.D in 1991 at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Jim Staunton. She pursued post-doctoral work at Cambridge, and then at Imperial College London with Professor Steve Ley and subsequently with Dr David Widdowson. She joined the Department of Chemistry, University College London as a Lecturer in 1994, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2002, a Reader in 2005, and Professor of Chemical Biology in 2010.

Research is focused on the development of new sustainable chemistry approaches for use in synthesis. Several projects involve the discovery, optimisation and use of biocatalysts in single or multi-step pathways to construct single isomer biologically active molecules. In addition, we are investigating reactions and multi-step synthetic biology cascades in water and other green solvents.

 

Uwe Bornscheuer

Professor, Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis
University of Greifswald

Uwe Bornscheuer

Professor, Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis
University of Greifswald

Uwe Bornscheuer

Professor, Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis
University of Greifswald
 

Jennifer Littlechild

Professor, Biological Chemistry
Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter

Jennifer Littlechild

Professor, Biological Chemistry
Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter

Jennifer Littlechild

Professor, Biological Chemistry
Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter
 

Jan von Langermann

Professor, Biocatalytic Synthesis
Universität Rostock

Jan von Langermann

Professor, Biocatalytic Synthesis
Universität Rostock

Jan von Langermann

Professor, Biocatalytic Synthesis
Universität Rostock
 

Selin Kara

Associate Professor, Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Aarhus University

Selin Kara

Associate Professor, Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Aarhus University

Selin Kara

Associate Professor, Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Aarhus University
 

Dörte Rother

Leader and Professor, Synthetic Enzyme Cascades
RWTH Aachen University

Dörte Rother

Leader and Professor, Synthetic Enzyme Cascades
RWTH Aachen University

Dörte Rother

Leader and Professor, Synthetic Enzyme Cascades
RWTH Aachen University
 

Manfred Reetz

Emeritus Group Leader, Hans Meerwein Research Professor
Max-Planck-Institute, Marburg University

Manfred Reetz

Emeritus Group Leader, Hans Meerwein Research Professor
Max-Planck-Institute, Marburg University

Manfred Reetz

Emeritus Group Leader, Hans Meerwein Research Professor
Max-Planck-Institute, Marburg University
 

Jason Micklefield

Professor, Chemical Biology, Director
University of Manchester, NPRONET

Jason Micklefield

Professor, Chemical Biology, Director
University of Manchester, NPRONET

Jason Micklefield

Professor, Chemical Biology, Director
University of Manchester, NPRONET
 

Kurt Faber

Professor, Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry
University of Graz

1973-1979 Studies of chemistry at the University of Graz.

1979 - 82 Thesis in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Graz. Ph.D. in April 1982.

1982 -  1983: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Synthesis of porphyrins.

1983 - 1989: University assistant at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology.

Kurt Faber

Professor, Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry
University of Graz

Kurt Faber

Professor, Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry
University of Graz

1973-1979 Studies of chemistry at the University of Graz.

1979 - 82 Thesis in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Graz. Ph.D. in April 1982.

1982 -  1983: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Synthesis of porphyrins.

1983 - 1989: University assistant at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology.

1990: Habilitation in Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology. Title: Biocatalytic Transformations.

October 1997, appointment to Associate Professor (C3) at Graz University of Technology.

September 1998, Full Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Graz (C4).

Visiting scientist / guest professor at:

University of Tokyo (1987/1988), Exeter University (1990), University of Trondheim (1994), Stockholm University (2001), University of Minneapolis (2005), ESPCI Paris (2010).

October 2017: Formal retirement, re-employed as senior scientist at the University of Graz.

 

Eric Eichhorn

Senior Research Scientist, Fragrances S&T
Givaudan

Eric Eichhorn

Senior Research Scientist, Fragrances S&T
Givaudan

Eric Eichhorn

Senior Research Scientist, Fragrances S&T
Givaudan
 

Daniel Solis Escalante

Lab Head, Industrial Biotechnology
Firmenich

Daniel Solis Escalante

Lab Head, Industrial Biotechnology
Firmenich

Daniel Solis Escalante

Lab Head, Industrial Biotechnology
Firmenich
 

Ditte Welner

Group Leader, Enzyme Engineering
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Ditte Welner

Group Leader, Enzyme Engineering
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Ditte Welner

Group Leader, Enzyme Engineering
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
 

Hans Iding

Group Leader, Biocatalysis
Roche

Hans Iding

Group Leader, Biocatalysis
Roche

Hans Iding

Group Leader, Biocatalysis
Roche
 

Jiří Damborský

Head, Protein Engineering
Loschmidt Laboratories, Masaryk University

Jiří Damborský

Head, Protein Engineering
Loschmidt Laboratories, Masaryk University

Jiří Damborský

Head, Protein Engineering
Loschmidt Laboratories, Masaryk University
 

Dr Christian Gruber

CEO
Innophore GmbH

Dr Christian Gruber

CEO
Innophore GmbH

Dr Christian Gruber

CEO
Innophore GmbH
 

Thorsten Eggert

Managing Director
Erber Enzymes

Thorsten Eggert

Managing Director
Erber Enzymes

Thorsten Eggert

Managing Director
Erber Enzymes
 

Matthew Thompson

Director of Enzyme Engineering
EnginZyme

Matthew Thompson

Director of Enzyme Engineering
EnginZyme

Matthew Thompson

Director of Enzyme Engineering
EnginZyme

Poster Session

Looking to showcase your recent work to the protein engineering community?

Our dedicated poster session is the perfect way to get your research noticed. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration). At the congress, your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated poster area. The poster presentation will take place after the lunch break on day one.

Poster submissions will open again in 2020.

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