About the Workshop
Research in biological catalysis and chemical biology continues to make major strides and the field is rapidly expanding due to integration of efforts across different disciplines and application of state-of-the-art methods. The use of enzymes for large scale chemical synthesis is continuously growing. In addition it is true that many validated drug targets are enzymes, and a deep understanding of their reaction mechanism is vital. Especially the combination of experimental and computational approaches will continue to become more powerful and guide the understanding of existing biocatalytic mechanisms and the development of new ones in biology and biotechnology. Topics at this EMBO Workshop will range from basic enzymology (biophysics, physics of enzyme function, computational, enzyme design) to chemical biology and enzyme function (considered as complexes, molecular machines, ribozymes, etc.). Various quantitative methodologies will be covered, including cryoEM, crystallography, spectroscopy, NMR, enzymology, and computing, as well as directed evolution.
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EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.