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Times and location will be similar to last year's event

27th Annual CBB Conference

Frontiers in Biocatalytic Science

October 16, 2018
The University of Iowa 
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA

Tuesday, October 16, 2018  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:

            Richard Hichwa, Senior Associate VP for Research, Office of the Vice President for Research and                            Economic Development, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


8:30 – 9:15—“Organism Control of Cellular Defense Mechanism"

Veena Prahlad, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

9:15 – 10:00—"Science and Engineering of Oxidative Half-reactions of Flavin-oxidoreductase for Future                               Biosensing Enzymes ~ engineering of the electron acceptor preference~"

Koji Sode, Ph.D.,  W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguish Professor, The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and North Carolina State University

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

10:15 – 11:00—“Atomic Engineering in Ion Channels”          

Christopher Ahern, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

11:00 – 11:45—"A personal journey to develop an enzyme replacement therapy for DLD deficiency,                                       a rare mitochondrial disease

Shane Climie, Ph.D., Principle, Popper and Company, Apsley, ON Canada and Brett Cohen, Founder, LEV Therapeutics, Skokie, IL

11:45 – 12:00 pm—Relocation to 1st Floor Main Lounge, IMU                  

12:00 – 12:45—Lunch- poster session 1, 1st Floor Main Lounge, IMU--S3-Scientific Sales Solutions PDF icon2018 Product Show.pdf

12:45 – 1:30—Lunch- poster session 2, 1st Floor Main Lounge, IMU--S3- Scientific Sales Solutions PDF icon2018 Product Show .pdf    

1:30  – 1:45—Relocation to Iowa Theater Lower Level, IMU

Afternoon Session – Iowa Theater  Lower Level, IMU

1:45  –  2:15—"Inspired by AChE:  Computational Methods for Electrostatics and Diffusion”  

Nathan Baker, Ph.D., Director, Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data Division, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA; Visiting Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI

2:15 – 2:45—"Dynamic Kinetic Resolution with Azides"   

Joseph J. Topczewski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Twins Cities, MN

2:45-3:30 "Adventures in Serine Esterase Enzymology"

Daniel Quinn, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


3:30—Closing Remarks


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