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28th Annual CBB Conference
"Expanding the Frontiers in Biocatalytic Science" 

October 21, 2019
The University of Iowa 
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA

Monday, October 21, 2019  Ballroom, 2nd Floor, IMU

3:00-4:00 pm—Mark A. Arnold, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing; Edwin B. Green                                   Chair Professor in Laser Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and                                        Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

“Career Planning for the Bio Economy-Presentation and Discussion”                                                         (Undergraduate and graduate students welcomed)

3:00-5:00 pm—Poster set up (see hand-out for your #)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Iowa Theater Lower Level, IMU

7:30 – 8:15 am—Registration – Hubbard Commons (outside Iowa Theater Lower Level, IMU)

7:30 – 8:15—Continental Breakfast – across from Iowa Theater Lower Level, IMU

8:15 – 8:30—Introduction and welcome:

Mark A. Arnold, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing; Edwin B. Green Chair Professor in Laser Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

                        Marty Scholtz, Ph.D. Vice President for Research, Office for the Vice President for Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

8:30 – 9:15—James A. Ankrum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,                                             College of Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  “The role of biomanufacturing decisions on the therapeutic function of Mesenchymal Stromal          Cells (MSC)”

9:15 – 10:00—Laura Shawver, Ph.D., President and CEO, Synthorx, Inc., La Jolla, CA

  “THOR-707 – An Engineered “Not Alpha” Interleukin 2 using an Expanded Genetic Alphabet”

10:00 – 10:15—Break-Hubbard Commons (outside Iowa Theater Lower Level, IMU)

10:15 – 11:00—Jennifer Fiegel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical                                            Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA

  "Protein Coronas Formed in BALF and Serum Differentially Impact Nanoparticle Stability and            Cell Uptake"

11:00 – 11:45—Kevin D. Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Department of                                    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  “Biocatalysis of Paclitaxel Analogs and Hydroxy Amino Acids”

11:45 – 12:00 pm—Relocation to 2nd Floor Ball Room, IMU                  

12:00 – 12:45—Lunch- poster session 1, 2nd Floor Ballroom--S3-Scientific Sales Solutions PDF iconS3 Product Show 

12:45 – 1:30—Lunch- poster session 2, 2nd Floor Ballroom--S3- Scientific Sales Solutions PDF iconS3 Product Show

Afternoon Session – Iowa Theater  Lower Level, IMU

1:45  –  2:30—Brent H. Shanks, Ph.D.Mike and Jean Steffenson Chair, Anson Marston Distinguished                                            Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  “Developing Novel Chemicals through Bioprivileged Molecules”

2:30 – 3:30— Student Presentations

Pratik Rajesh Chheda, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

"Allosteric inhibitors of apicoplast DNA polymerase: New antimalarials that bind a novel allosteric pocket"

Danielle Web, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Sciences , College of Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

“Sorption of Neonicotinoid Insecticides and their Metabolites to Granular Activated Carbon during Drinking Water Treatment: Implications for Human Exposure, Treatment, and Biofilm Transformations”

Nathan Delvaux, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

“Overcoming the Cell Membrane Barrier in Non-Viral Gene Delivery with Modular Pore-Forming Peptide Conjugates”

3:30—Closing Remarks

3:45—Adjourn

Approx. 3:45—Tour of CBB Fermentation Facility (Immediately following end of conference)