Scientific Program


15 September


Enzyme Function Initiative:
Tools and Strategies for Discovering Novel Enzymes & Metabolic Pathways
John A. Gerlt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Finding Homes for Orphan Enzymes
Frank M. Raushel, Texas A&M University, College Station

Poster Session #1
Oral Poster Presentations

In Search of Lost Time Constants and of non-Michaelis-Menten Parameters
Pedro M. Martins, Universidade do Porto

Specificity and Promiscuity in Enzyme Superfamilies
Karen N. Allen, Boston University

The STRENDA Presentation
The STRENDA Commission

The Reactome Pathways Project
Henning Hermjakob, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge

Evidence for the Existence of Elaborate Enzyme Complexes in the LUCA Era
Reinhard Sterner, University of Regensburg

E. coli can Navigate a Rugged Fitness Landscpae to Reconstitute PLP Synthesis within 320 Generations after Deletion of pdxB - How?
Shelley D. Copley, University of Colorado, Boulder

Enzymatic Activites in Microcapsules and Microfluidic Droplets
Manfred Konrad, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen


16 September


Impact of Luciferase Reporter Enzymes on Drug Discovery Efforts
Douglas Auld, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Industrial Enzymatic C-C Bond Formation
Daniel Mink, Royal DSM, Geleen

Poster/Software Session #2
Oral Poster and Software Presentations

Modular Synthetic Enzyme Cascades for the Production of Pharmaceutically Potent Chiral Building Blocks
Dörte Rother, Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Hydratase/Aldolase-catalyzed Reactions in the Bacterial Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Analysis and Implications
Christian P. Whitman, University of Texas at Austin

Biocatalytic Retrosynthesis: Redesignin Synthetic Routes to High-value Chemicals
Anthony Green, University of Manchester


17 September


Systems Biology of Small Molecules
Monica Campillos, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Living on the Edge: Molecular Competition Explains Loss of Robustness in Fatty-acid Oxidation Disorders
Barbara M. Bakker, University Medical Center Groningen

Optimality Principles in Plants: Towards Synthetic Starch
Oliver Ebenhoeh, Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf

Abstraction as an Approach to Infer Organizing Principles from Cellular Processes
Olaf Wolkenhauer, University of Rostock

Modelling Redoxin Networks: Placing the Kinetics of Cellular Redox Processes into a Systems Biology Context
Johann M. Rohwer, University of Stellenbosch

Development of Comprehensive Quantitative Proteome Resources
Ulrike Kusebauch, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

The Enigmatic Conservation of Enzyme Dynamics in Evolution
Amnon Kohen, The University of Iowa, Iowa City

How some Low-fidelity DNA Polymerases Choose non-Watson-Crick from Watson-Crick Incorporation
Ming-Daw Tsai, Academia Sinica, Taipei

Analyzing the Co-translational Protein Translocation Machinery in situ Using Cryo-electron Tomography
Friedrich Förster, MPI for Biochemistry, Martinsried