Protein Engineering Connect | Kisaco Research

Connecting experts to advance efficient collaboration in protein and enzyme engineering

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27-29 April, 2021

Protein Engineering Global will be the first face-to-face Protein Engineering event since 2019, join us to bring forward the latest innovations in strain, enzyme, and protein engineering to drive more sustainable processes, higher selectivity, and synthesis of valuable intermediates for industrial applications.

“The global enzymes market size was valued at $9.9 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% from 2020 to 2027.”

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Why Attend

Protein engineering has achieved huge successes over the past few years, most notably Frances Arnold being awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on directed evolution and DeepMind’s AlphaFold algorithm reaching astounding levels of accuracy to solve the protein structure prediction problem at CASP14 in 2020.

It’s no wonder that as we enter the ‘fourth wave’ of protein engineering, a plethora of methods to enable rapid and tailored design of enzymes and other proteins are being developed. Well established service providers, innovative start-ups and new industries are recognizing the impact that biocatalysis and protein engineering has on sustainability, specificity, and stability.

In response to industry need and leveraging off our content led Protein Engineering series of events in 2020, we’re launching the inaugural Protein Engineering Connect event. Delivering a platform to allow industry experts to come together, network and establish valuable business connections.

Tune in to:

Discover:

  • Who is developing novel and innovative technologies to enhance biocatalysis?
  • Who is the market leader for specific project services?
  • To what degree of flexibility is there when discussing potential collaborations?

Tackle how to:

  • Advance biocatalysis as an imperative strategy for internal projects in agrochemicals, API manufacture, food and beverage production and more
  • Adopt new technologies to advance the ‘fourth wave’ of industrial biocatalysis and the design-build-test-learn cycle
  • Build effective collaborations that are mutually beneficial for client and service provider

Audience Breakdown

10%
Industry: Pharma
10%
Industry: Agrochemicals & Animal Nutrition
10%
Industry: Flavour & Fragrance
10%
Industry: Consumer Goods
10%
Industry: Food & Beverage
10%
Industry: Biomaterials, Biofuels & Chemicals
15%
Small Biotechs
25%
Service Providers

Industry: Pharma

Industry: Agrochemicals & Animal Nutrition

Industry: Flavour & Fragrance

Industry: Consumer Goods

Industry: Food & Beverage

Industry: Biomaterials, Biofuels & Chemicals

Small Biotechs

Service Providers

PORTFOLIO ATTENDEES

You can expect to meet: 

Advisory Board

Author:

Eric Eichhorn

Senior Research Scientist, Fragrances S&T
Givaudan

Author:

Iman Farasat

Associate Director, Biologics Discovery
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Author:

Jared Dennis

Senior Team Leader, Molecular Biology & Evolution Technologies
BASF

As a Senior Team Leader, Jared's primary role at BASF Enzymes LLC is to develop and implement robust platforms for enzyme discovery, evolution, and bioresources management. This includes integrating laboratory automation, digital workflow tracking, and state of the art molecular biology technologies with the design-build-test-learn framework for the optimization of commercial enzymes. BASF Enzymes develops, produces, and markets a diverse portfolio of enzymes products used in animal nutrition, baked goods, bioenergy, home care and industrial and institutional solutions as well as pulp and paper and oilfield solutions.

"We are currently in an unprecedented era in which we can design, engineer, and evaluate enzymes at will, bound only by the limits of our creativity.  By intelligently surveying these vast genetic landscapes we have the exciting opportunity to unlock sustainable solutions to a variety of global industrial challenges."

Author:

Julien Hitce

Team Leader, Process Development & Innovation
L'Oréal

Julien Hitce, graduated in France from “Chimie Paris” in 2004, with a Master's degree in Chemical Science. He started his journey into Green Chemistry with his PhD (2004-2007), focused on the development of new methodologies and synthetic applications featuring transition-metal catalyzed transformations, especially C–H activation.

After a postdoctoral stay at Stanford (USA), in the B.M. Trost research group, focused on the development of a novel, enantioselective, atom-economical transformation, he joined L’OREAL Research & Innovation in 2009.

He is currently heading a research group dedicated to the development of new cosmetic ingredients, leveraging the potential of Green Chemistry and innovative transformation technologies for skincare and make-up applications.

 

Research interests:

- Design and synthesis of novel cosmetic ingredients for skin- and hair-care, with a major focus on Color, Optics and UV-protection

- Green Chemistry with a focus on transformations and processes that straightforwardly generate structural complexity/diversity and added-value from renewable building-blocks

- Process development toward industrialization with a focus on limiting the environmental impact of the process.

“Biocatalysis has emerged as a powerful route toward products that combine both performance and sustainability. And new developments will bring new opportunities: a great promise for green synthesis!”

Author:

Katharina Neufeld

Senior Researcher, Biocatalysis
Janssen

Author:

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biochemistry
GSK

Author:

Reinhard Sterner

Professor of Biochemistry
University of Regensburg

Reinhard Sterner studied Biology (Diploma) at the University of Munich (Germany) from where he graduated in 1988. He performed his doctoral studies at the same university and obtained a PhD in 1991 under the supervision of Prof. Heinz Decker. He then moved on to the Biocentre of the University of Basel (Switzerland) where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Kasper Kirschner and completed his Habilitation in Biochemistry in 1996. Reinhard Sterner was then awarded a Heisenberg fellowship from the German Research foundation (DFG), which enabled him in 1997 to set up a junior research group at the University of Göttingen (Germany). In 1999, he was appointed associate professor of Biochemistry at the University of Cologne (Germany). In 2004, he relocated to the University of Regensburg (Germany) where he has been working since then as a full professor of Biochemistry. The main research interests of Prof. Sterner are enzyme engineering, enzyme evolution, and the structure-function relationship of multi-enzyme complexes.

"The engineering of existing enzymes and the design of novel enzymes with a preconceived combination of stability and activity is a highly ambitious and relevant goal of protein biochemistry. Our ability to generate such tailored enzymes would have great implications for our understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and holds promise for many medical and biotechnological applications."

Speakers

 

Adrienne Davenport

Director of Research-Enzyme Discovery and Screening
BASF

Adrienne Davenport

Director of Research-Enzyme Discovery and Screening
BASF

Adrienne Davenport

Director of Research-Enzyme Discovery and Screening
BASF
 

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie
 

Grant Murphy

Director, Protein Engineering
Merck

Grant Murphy

Director, Protein Engineering
Merck

Grant Murphy

Director, Protein Engineering
Merck
 

Cathy Poor, PhD

Senior Scientist
Cargill

Cathy Poor, PhD

Senior Scientist
Cargill

Cathy Poor, PhD

Senior Scientist
Cargill
 

Christian Jäckel

Enzyme Product Developer
Chr. Hansen

Christian Jäckel

Enzyme Product Developer
Chr. Hansen

Christian Jäckel

Enzyme Product Developer
Chr. Hansen
 

Jonathan Latham

Investigator (Biocatalysis)
GSK

Jonathan Latham

Investigator (Biocatalysis)
GSK

Jonathan Latham

Investigator (Biocatalysis)
GSK
 

Katharina Neufeld

Senior Researcher, Biocatalysis
Janssen

Katharina Neufeld

Senior Researcher, Biocatalysis
Janssen

Katharina Neufeld

Senior Researcher, Biocatalysis
Janssen
 

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biochemistry
GSK

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biochemistry
GSK

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biochemistry
GSK
 

Claes Gustafsson

CCO, Co-Founder
ATUM

Claes Gustafsson

CCO, Co-Founder
ATUM

Claes Gustafsson

CCO, Co-Founder
ATUM
 

Ferran Sancho

Senior Researcher
Zymvol

Ferran Sancho

Senior Researcher
Zymvol

Ferran Sancho

Senior Researcher
Zymvol
 

Jesus S. Moral

Senior Researcher
Zymvol

Jesus S. Moral

Senior Researcher
Zymvol

Jesus S. Moral

Senior Researcher
Zymvol

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Media Partner

Benefits of Partnering

Protein Engineering Connect is enabling vital collaborations between experts to help solve the most pressing challenges in this space with a range of executive panels, interactive roundtables and project specific interest groups that allow for a deeper understanding of the protein engineering landscape by:

  • Facilitating connections between industry and services in the US, Europe and APAC region to expand your global outreach and network.
  • Providing a platform for open discussions on the most pressing regulatory, legal, and financial challenges being experienced by industry and demonstrate how your technology services can help with scale-up, screening and mutant library generation needs in order to improve the viability of protein engineering as a strategy in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, flavour and fragrance, animal health and nutrition, food and beverage, biomaterials and more.
  • Understanding the needs of industry with their scale-up, diversity screening and mutant library generation needs to ensure protein engineering can be employed as an effective strategy to support sustainability, specificity, and stability in their products.
  • Adding bespoke discussions, roundtables and interactive sessions to ask industry the necessary questions to understand their strategies and goals for implementing protein engineering in their internal projects

Contact Anastasija Dzardanova, Commercial Partnerships Manager, to find out more: [email protected]

 

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