CBMNet and BIOCATNET: Import and Export of Small Molecules for Biocatalysis

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/09/2017 - 13/09/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Waldorf Astoria


CBMNet and BIOCATNET: Import and Export of Small Molecules for Biocatalysis

Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh, UK.

Biochemists and microbiologists have long seen biocatalysis as an area with great promise for chemical synthesis, but industrial applications have been modest. However, significant challenges occur when substrate and product cannot be easily imported and exported from the cell. This event brings together academic scientists with diverse interests in the import and export of small molecules, alongside industrial scientists who are interested in improving the robustness of whole-cell biocatalysts.

Participants will have the opportunity to give a 5 minute flash presentation.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

This event is FREE to attend for CBMNet and BIOCATNET members.

Draft Agenda:

Day One – Tuesday 12th September
10.00am Registration
10.30am Welcome Gavin Thomas, CBMNet
10:45am Plenary Structure, Assembly And Function Of Cell Membrane Components William Dowhan, McGovern Medical School, Houston TX
11.30am Keynote Computational Biochemistry of Biological Membrane Systems Philip Stanfeld, University of Oxford
12.15noon Presentation Structural basis for the ins and outs of peptide transport across bacterial membranes Konstantinos Beis, Imperial College London
12.40pm Presentation Transitioning from feasibility to commercial viability in sustainable biobased chemical manufacturing Reuben Carr, Ingenza
13.05pm Lunch and Posters
Poster 1 Transportome of the biosurfactant producer Starmerella bombicola Sylwia Jezierska, Ghent University
Poster 2 Establishment of a vehicle-cargo transport system for the production of hydroxylated fatty acids Silke Claus, Ghent University
Poster 3 Towards cleaner air: Engineering thermostable biocatalysts for CO2 capture and utilisation Ricardo Cruz, University of Nottingham
Poster 4 Siderophores as reversible anchors in the development of artificial metalloenzymes Justin Clarke, University of York
Poster 5 An algal Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase is produced as an active enzyme in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis 6803 Elisabetta Bergantino, University of Padova
Poster 6 Discovery and characterisation of reductive aminase biocatalysts for chemical synthesis Sarah Montgomery, University of Manchester
Poster 7 Energertic evolution of transportomes Irina Borodina, Technical University Denmark
Poster 8 Revelation of the Trinity: The first electron cryo-microscopy structure of the bacterial ABC-type tripartite assembly MacA-MacB-TolC at near-atomic resolution Arthur Neurberger, University of Cambridge
Poster 9 Development and characterisation of biosensors for alkane detection Fang Xue, UCL
Poster 10 The role of lipids in mechanosensation Sam Miller, University of Aberdeen
Poster 11 Bioproduction of 1-piperideine using engineered Escherichia coli strains  Valentine Anyanwu, University of Nottingham
Poster 12
14.00pm Flash Presentations
14.00pm Presentation The marine environment, an untapped industrial biotech resource Darren Greetham, University of Huddersfield
Presentation Sequestering and Modifying Metabolites in Membrane-Associated Micelles Stephen Wallce, University of Edinburgh
Presentation Energetic evolution of cellular transportomes Irina Borodina, Technical University Denmark
Presentation Separation and concentration of molecules from biotechnological processes Emmanouil Papaioannou, University of Lancaster
Presentation High-affinity adipate binding to AdpC, an orphan periplasmic binding protein from the Tripartite Tricarboxylate Transporter (TTT) family in Rhodopseudomonas palustri Leonardo Rosa, University of Sheffield
Presentation Assembly of an artificial metalloenzyme in the Escherichia coli periplasm based on a siderophore-PBP interaction Justin Clarke, University of York
Presentation The alternating access cycle of a membrane transport protein deduced from combinatorial binding studies Peter Henderson, University of Leeds
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15.00pm Break
15.15pm Summary to date Mark Corbett, BIOCTANET
15.30pm Break out for discussions
16.30pm Summary discussions
17.30pm Close
18.30pm Drinks and posters
19.30pm Dinner
Day Two – Wednesday 13th September
09.15am Welcome BIOCATNET
09.30am Keynote Encapsulating material in nanocontainers for bionanotechnological applications Beppe Battaglia, UCL
10.15am Flash Presentations
Presentation An algal Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase is produced as an active enzyme in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis 6803# Elisabetta Bergantino, University of Padova
Presentation Revelation of the Trinity: The first electron cryo-microscopy structure of the bacterial ABC-type tripartite assembly MacA-MacB-TolC at near-atomic resolution Arthur Neurberger, University of Cambridge
Presentation Boosting the biooxidation and synthesis of alkanes with the aid of outer membrane transporters Frank Baganz, UCL
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11.15am Break
11.30am Presentation TBC TBC
11.55am Presentation Whole cell biotransformations: dead or alive Andrew Collis, GSK
12.20pm Summary Gavin Thomas, CBMNet
12.30pm Lunch and Networking
14.30pm Close

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