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Below is the program outline for the just-ended 12th Annual Southeast Enzyme Conference

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Enjoy the 12th SEC in the heart of Atlanta!


April 23, 2022

Location: GSU College of Law

All Talks include 5 min of Q&A


Program Schedule (Time: EDT)


7:30-8:30: Registration and Coffee Mixer

8:30-8:40:  Opening Remarks – William Lanzilotta (University of Georgia)

Session 1

Discussion Leader: Kylie Allen (Virginia Tech)

8:40-9:00: Joanna Quaye, (Georgia State University)

“Catalytic Mechanism of Metallo Flavoproteins: Insights on the Role of Zn2+ in Pseudomonas aeruginosa D-2-Hydroxyglutarate Dehydrogenase”

9:05-9:25: Patrick Donnan, (Auburn University)

“Towards Spectroscopically Consistent Models of Intermediates in Radical S-adenosyl-l-Methionine Enzyme Catalysis”

9:30-9:50: Aarya Venkat, (University of Georgia)

“Modularity of the hydrophobic core and evolution of functional diversity in fold A glycosyltransferases”

10:00-11:10:         Poster Session 1

Session 2

Discussion Leader: Amy Medlock (University of Georgia)

11:20-11:40: Yiwei Liu, (University of Texas, Austin)

“Observation and Characterization of an Amino Acid Cross-link in the Active Site of a Biosynthetic Model of Heme-Copper Oxidases”

11:45-12:05: Aleksei Gendron, (Virginia Tech)

“Heterologous expression of methyl-coenzyme M reductase reveals the importance of organism-specific accessory proteins for proper assembly”

12:10-12:30: Sharique Khan (University of Kentucky)

19F NMR reveals dynamics not evident in crystal structure of long-chain Flavodoxin”

12:30-1:30: Lunch Break followed by Group Photo

Session 3

Discussion Leader: Mohammad A. Halim (Kennesaw State University)

1:30-1:50: Yifan Wang, (University of Georgia)

“Dissecting C-H and C-F Bond Monooxygenation in Heme-Dependent Tyrosine Hydroxylase”

2:00-2:20: John Kang, (Georgia Tech)

“Broadening Substrate Specificity and Cofactor Regeneration for Novel Alcohol Dehydrogenase from Glucose Dehydrogenase”

2:20-4:00: Poster Session 2

Session 4

Discussion Leader: Bill Lanzilotta (University of Georgia)

4:20-5:20: Peter Guengerich, (Vanderbilt School of Medicine)

“Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Multiple Substrates and Multiple Reactions Require Multiple Conformations and Protein Dynamics”

5:20-5:30: Concluding Remarks William Lanzilotta (University of Georgia)

5:30-6:30: Social Networking mixer with Refreshments and Finger food  (On-Site)



PDF versions of previous Southeast Enzyme Conference Abstract Books can be viewed by clicking here.