Spotlight on Metalloenzymes

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Cellular metabolism builds on a plethora of highly orchestrated biochemical reactions that convert matter and energy. Many of these reactions are catalysed by complex metalloenzymes, some of which can be traced back to the earliest known organisms and the emergence of life on earth. Besides a fundamental interest in their biological function and impact, metalloenzymes also represent valuable targets for sustainable approaches in industrial synthesis and energy supply. Exhibiting unrivalled efficiency and selectivity, they can be utilized in biotechnology and bio-inspired catalyst design if their structure, function, and dynamics are understood on a fundamental level. This multidisciplinary symposium thus aims to bring together scientists from York and abroad to discuss recent progress and challenges in metalloenzyme research from a molecular, cellular, and application perspective. Since most processes catalysed by metalloenzymes are thermal reactions, a key objective of this meeting is to explore future avenues for using light as an additional reactant in order to provide new strategies for experimental control and sustainable reaction cascades.
Period23 Sep 2019
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational