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 2018 Product Show.pdf
12:45 – 1:30—Lunch- poster session 2, 1st Floor Main Lounge, IMU--S3- Scientific Sales Solutions 2018 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
Approx. 3:45—Tour of CBB Fermentation Facility (Immediately following end of conference)