The breathtaking diversity of living things is underwritten by trillions of protein sequences expressed by a myriad of organisms living alone and in structured communities. The 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways will offer diverse perspectives on the origins and fundamental principles of the catalytic reactions that give rise to life. The meeting will focus on understanding how enzymes and coenzymes evolved, form pathways, and can be manipulated to reach biotechnological holy grails, and to treat and eliminate disease. Scientists from various research areas will come together to explore new ideas, opportunities and approaches in enzymology. The meeting strongly encourages the participation of students and postdoctoral associates and provides opportunities for discussions and networking. There will be opportunities for oral presentations chosen from submitted poster abstracts.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Origins of Biocatalysis
- Fundamentals of Catalysis
- Metabolic Pathway Evolution and Engineering
- Large Enzyme Complexes
- Enzyme Design and Evolution
- Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways in Human Disease
- Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways in Biotechnology
- Druggable Enzymes and Pathways
- Keynote Session: The Future of Enzyme Engineering