The program outline for the 14th Annual Southeast Enzyme Conference 


Below is the program outline for the 14th SEC!


April 27, 2024

Location: GSU Student Center East Ballroom

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 – Steven Mansoorabadi (Auburn University)

Session 1

Discussion Leader: Yifan Wang (University of Georgia)

8:40-9:00: Bilkis Mehrin Moni (Georgia State University)

“Impact of Metal Ion Substitution on the Biophysical Properties of Metallo-Flavoenzyme d-2-Hydroxyglutarate Dehydrogenase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1”

9:00-9:20: Quoc Tai Vu (Appalachian State University)

“Characterization of Adrenodoxin’s Effects on Steady-State Kinetics and Substrate Binding of Cytochrome P450 27A1 Reactions”

9:20 – 9:40Debanjan Kundu (Georgia Institute of Technology)

“Cannabinol (CBN) metabolism by Human Cytochrome P450s produces diverse bioactive metabolites”

9:40-11:30: Poster Session 1

Session 2

Discussion Leader: Katherine Davis (Emory University)

11:30 – 11:50: John O’Brien (University of Georgia)

“A Cryptic Allosteric Site Defines a Novel Feedback Inhibition Mechanism in hUGDH”

11:50 – 12:10: Max Errickson (Texas A&M University)

“Biosynthesis of UDP-β-l-Arabinofuranoside for the Capsular Polysaccharides of Campylobacter jejuni

12:10 – 12:30: Katie Rush (Auburn University)

“Capturing the Binuclear Copper State of Peptidylglycine Monooxygenase Using a Peptidyl-Homocysteine Lure”

12:30-1:30: Lunch Break

1:30-1:40: Group Photo

Session 3

Discussion Leader: Rahul Banerjee (Auburn University)

1:40 – 2:00: Duin Evert (Auburn University)

“The active-site [4Fe-4S] cluster in the isoprenoid biosynthesis enzyme IspH adopts unexpected redox states during ligand binding and catalysis”

2:00 – 2:20: John West (Wake Forest University)

“Involvement of C-Terminal Domain of NifU in Fe-S Cluster Assembly”

2:20 – 2:40: Thuc-Anh (Avery) Dinh (Virginia Tech)

“Elucidating the functions of putative metallochaperones in methanogens”

2:40-4:30: Poster Session 2

Session 4

Discussion Leader: Steven Mansoorabadi (Auburn University)

4:30 – 5:30: David Britt (University of California, Davis)

“Biosynthesis of the Catalytic H-Cluster of [Fe-Fe] Hydrogenases”

5:30 – 5:40: Concluding remarks and poster awards – Steven Mansoorabadi 

5:40-7:00: Social Networking mixer  (On-Site)



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