The study of enzymes, co-enzymes and metabolic pathways has defined our understanding of cellular biochemistry, enabled discovery of new therapeutic agents and even allowed the generation of new materials. In the early days, the principles of enzymology were established using relatively simple systems. As our biomolecular toolset has continued to improve, these basic concepts have enabled us to study more complex systems, providing a much deeper understanding of how enzymes function in multiple contexts. In recognition of these advances, the 2021 Gordon Research Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways will embrace the fundamentals, including enzyme mechanism, inhibition and metabolism, while exploring new horizons, such as enzymes that use double-stranded RNA as substrates, enzyme structural advances and kinetics in cells or on the single-molecule level.
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 18, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- Enzymology in the Innate Immune System
- Enzyme Mechanisms
- Enzymes Involved in Post-Translational Modifications
- Enzyme Kinetics in Complex Systems
- Conformational Effects on Catalysis and Inhibition
- Inhibitor Design
- Enzyme Evolution and Engineering
- Methodological Advances for Studying Enzymes
- Perspectives on Modulation of Enzyme Activity