Below is the program outline for the upcoming 13th Annual Southeast Enzyme Conference


Enjoy the 13th SEC in the heart of Atlanta!


April 22, 2023

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 – Kylie Allen (Virginia Tech)

Session 1

Discussion Leader: Xu Liu (Emory University)

8:40-9:00: Melanie Higgins (University of Alabama)

“N-glycan degradation by Actinobacteria”

9:00-9:20: Tala Azzam (Emory University)

“Development of Improved Glycosynthase Enzymes”

9:20 – 9:40: Colton Lagerman (Georgia Tech)

“Total Turnover Number Prediction of an Aggregating Biocatalyst: amino ester hydrolase (AEH)”

9:40 – 10-00: Olivia Buaer (University of Georgia)

“Thermodynamic Dependencies of Reaction Intermediate Formation of M379A Mutant Tyrosine Phenol-lyase”

10:00-11:30:         Poster Session 1

Session 2

Discussion Leader: Endang Purwantini (Virginia Tech)

11:35 – 11:55: Rahul Banerjee (Auburn University)

“Temporal regulation of electron transfer via dynamic protein-protein interactions”

11:55 – 12:15: William Simke (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

“The iron-dependent oxygenase FlcD in fluopsin C biosynthesis”

12:15 – 12:35: Noah Lyons (Virginia Tech)

“Kinetic Characterization of the Auxin-Producing Flavin-Dependent Monooxygenase YUC10”

12:35-1:35: Lunch Break

1:35-1:45: Group Photo

Session 3

Discussion Leader: Wen Zhu (Florida State University)

1:45 – 2:05: Juliano Ribeiro (Wake Forest University)

“Initial Characterization of Bacillus subtilis Fe-S cluster assembly protein SufB”

2:05 – 2:25: Chidozie Ugochukwu (Auburn University)

“Perturbation of Fe-Homeostasis During Sulfur Starvation Leads to Marked Suppression of The Virulence Pathways of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1”

2:25 – 2:45: Danielle McGaha (University of Alabama)

“Two dynamic, N-terminal regions are required for function in Ribosomal RNA Adenine Dimethylase family members”

2:45-4:15: Poster Session 2

Session 4

Discussion Leader: Kylie Allen (Virginia Tech)

4:20 – 5:20: Amy Rosenzweig (Northwestern University)

“Copper-dependent biological methane oxidation”

5:20 – 5:30: Concluding remarks and poster awards – Kylie Allen (Virginia Tech)

5:30-7:00: Social Networking mixer  (On-Site)



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