Gordon Research Conference on Cellulases and Other Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes

Dates: July 23-28, 2017
Location: Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, USA

Meeting Description
The enzymes that deconstruct polysaccharides and in particular those of the plant cell wall share structural, mechanistic and evolutionary similarities whether for biofuels production, for digestion of dietary glycans or for myriads of other applications such as in food and feed processing. This realization has motivated a small change of title for this very successful conference established in 1999. The 2017 Gordon Research Conference now entitled "Cellulases and Other Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes" will present cutting-edge research on this broad class of enzymes which not only find applications in the industrial enzyme sector, but also in the health sector as they control the sensing and breakdown of dietary polysaccharides in the animal gut. The 2017 conference will offer complementary sessions on "traditional" lignocellulose degradation for biofuels and biorefinery, on the exciting enzymes that depolymerize polysaccharides via oxidative mechanisms, on the polysaccharide deconstruction in the digestive microbiota, and on the multiples approaches that lead to novel enzyme discovery and their complete mechanistic and structural characterization.

Application deadline
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 25, 2017. Apply early, as this meeting frequently become oversubscribed (full) before the deadline.

Preliminary Programme:
-  Keynote Session: CAZymes: From Industry to Fundamentals (Per Falholt / Kiyohiko Igarashi)
-  Cellulases and the Deconstruction of Plant Cell Walls for Biofuels and Biorefinery (Seema Singh / Corinne Scown / Yannick Bomble)
-  Cellulosomes (Sarah Morais / Carlos Fontes)
-  The Gut Microbiota and Complex Carbohydrates (Justin Sonnenburg / Michael Patnode / Nicole Koropatkin / Harry Flint)
-  Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes of the Microbiota (Gabrielle Veronese / Nathalie Juge)
-  LPMOs and Redox Enzymes (Leila Lo Leggio / Makoto Yoshida / Jean-Guy Berrin / Katja Salomon Johansen)
-  Structural and Mechanistic Characterization of CAZymes (Lynne Howell / Gideon Davies)
-  Substrates and Assays for Discovery (William Willats / Marie-Christine Ralet)
-  Keynote Session: CAZymes: More Genes, Enzymes and Activities (Michelle O’Malley / Harry Gilbert)

For more information please visit the conference website : GRC

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