Protein Engineering Congress EU 2020 | Kisaco Research

DISCOVERING NOVEL BIOCATALYSTS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

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Virtual Congress
24 November, 2020-1 December, 2020

With the emergence of new techniques and methods to reconstruct and engineer enzymes, it is more exciting than ever to be working in the field of protein engineering, bringing to light new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature for industrial applications.

“The global enzymes market size was valued at $9.9 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% from 2020 to 2027.”

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Why Attend

Most enzymes found in nature are not suitable for industrial purposes. The field of protein and enzyme engineering is growing at a rapid rate, with competition within industries high and the need to optimise performance greater than ever. 

The global enzymes market size was valued at $9.9 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% from 2020 to 2027.

With pharmaceutical, flavour & fragrance, consumer goods, animal feed, and agrochemical sectors all approaching the design, build and generation of new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature, come and learn from our line-up of leading speakers to get an update on the new technologies used in the field of strain and protein engineering.

The 2nd Annual European Protein Engineering Congress, dedicated to uncovering the new and emerging practices, techniques and methods of protein and enzyme engineering across industries, will return 24th-25th November and 1st December 2020.

What’s new for 2020?

On 24th-25th November, we will once again deliver case studies from the industry along with content on directed evolution, novel API development, AI & machine learning, and computational approaches for enzyme discovery.

What’s happening 1st December?

This year’s Protein Engineering Congress will be delivered virtually. Therefore we will be making all content shown on 24th-25th November on-demand, allowing you time to dissolve and digest the content ready for the third day on 1st December, which will deliver in-depth discussions on industry challenges, dedicated time for networking and 1-2-1 meetings, exclusive roundtable discussion with industry leaders, and exciting partnership announcements from within the field.

Attend and you'll be able to; increase your product pipeline, increase product efficiency and increase differentiation by meeting the experts in the biocatalysis and protein engineering space.

This is not your average protein engineering congress...it's about industry, sharing knowledge and optimising your protein engineering method for the best outcomes.

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30+
Leading speakers
150+
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WHO WILL BE THERE

You can expect to meet: 

Join us online to

  • Understand the requirements needed to achieve scale-up and industrial manufacture of chemical intermediates and engineered enzymes

  • Understand how enzyme engineering is being incorporated across multiple industry sectors to understand the greater market opportunity and commercial development

  • Hear case studies from within industry to guide your own internal R&D strategies and research projects

  • Hear how machine learning and AI is driving protein engineering innovation, allowing the improvement and optimisation of biocatalysts for industrial applications

  • Learn how the evolution of enzymes can allow the synthesis of non-canonical amino-acids to build new pharmaceutical drugs

  • Understand how engineered enzymes can yield enantiopure molecules through stereoselective synthesis, unachievable by other small molecule catalysts

2020 Speakers

 

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biology
GlaxoSmithKline

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biology
GlaxoSmithKline

Murray Brown

Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biology
GlaxoSmithKline
 

Keith Mulholland

Associate Principal Scientist, Biocatalysis
AstraZeneca

Keith was born in and grew up in Liverpool. He obtained his first degree in 1985 at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, followed by a PhD at the same institution working for Professor Dick Stoodley on C-Nucleoside Synthesis. A Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin working for Professor Philip Magnus on Alkaloid synthesis followed.

Keith Mulholland

Associate Principal Scientist, Biocatalysis
AstraZeneca

Keith Mulholland

Associate Principal Scientist, Biocatalysis
AstraZeneca

Keith was born in and grew up in Liverpool. He obtained his first degree in 1985 at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, followed by a PhD at the same institution working for Professor Dick Stoodley on C-Nucleoside Synthesis. A Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin working for Professor Philip Magnus on Alkaloid synthesis followed.

He returned to the UK in 1990 to take up a position as a Medicinal Chemist at SmithKline Beecham Harlow working on Serotonin Antagonists for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Depression. In 1996 he moved to the Synthetic Chemistry Department and started work in the area of Process Development.

Following the merger of SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo-Wellcome in 2001, Keith moved to Process R&D AstraZeneca Macclesfield. In his time there he has held various roles. He was the Lead Chemist for the Olaparib project from 2006-2007 and the Catalysis Technology Leader from 2008 to 2011.

Since 2011 he has been the Associate Principal Scientist and Departmental Lead for Biocatalysis within Pharmaceutical Technology and Development.

 

Pierre Gilles

Project Manager
Protéus by Seqens

Pierre Gilles

Project Manager
Protéus by Seqens

Pierre Gilles

Project Manager
Protéus by Seqens
 

Mehdi D. Davari

Head of Computational Biology Division, Institute of Biotechnology
RWTH Aachen University

Mehdi D. Davari

Head of Computational Biology Division, Institute of Biotechnology
RWTH Aachen University

Mehdi D. Davari

Head of Computational Biology Division, Institute of Biotechnology
RWTH Aachen University
 

Per-Olof Syrén

Associate Professor in Chemistry, Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Per-Olof Syrén

Associate Professor in Chemistry, Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Per-Olof Syrén

Associate Professor in Chemistry, Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
 

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Sterner

Institute for Biophysics and Physical Biochemistry
University of Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Sterner

Institute for Biophysics and Physical Biochemistry
University of Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Sterner

Institute for Biophysics and Physical Biochemistry
University of Regensburg
 

Nikolas Katerelos

Scientific Officer
Hellenic Food Authority (EFET)

Nikolas Katerelos

Scientific Officer
Hellenic Food Authority (EFET)

Nikolas Katerelos

Scientific Officer
Hellenic Food Authority (EFET)
 

Iman Farasat

Associate Director, Biologics Discovery
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Iman Farasat

Associate Director, Biologics Discovery
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Iman Farasat

Associate Director, Biologics Discovery
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
 

Uwe Bornscheuer

Professor, Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis
University of Greifswald

Uwe Bornscheuer

Professor, Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis
University of Greifswald

Uwe Bornscheuer

Professor, Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis
University of Greifswald
 

Adrienne Davenport

Head of Enzymology and R&D Projects
BASF Enzymes LLC

Adrienne Davenport

Head of Enzymology and R&D Projects
BASF Enzymes LLC

Adrienne Davenport

Head of Enzymology and R&D Projects
BASF Enzymes LLC
 

Adam Garske

Senior Scientist
Dupont Industrial Biosciences

Adam Garske

Senior Scientist
Dupont Industrial Biosciences

Adam Garske

Senior Scientist
Dupont Industrial Biosciences
 

John Tucker

Senior Director
Neurocrine Biosciences

John Tucker

Senior Director
Neurocrine Biosciences

John Tucker

Senior Director
Neurocrine Biosciences
 

Jeremy Steflik

Senior Scientist, Process Development
Pfizer, Inc

Jeremy Steflik

Senior Scientist, Process Development
Pfizer, Inc

Jeremy Steflik

Senior Scientist, Process Development
Pfizer, Inc
 

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie
 

David Entwistle

Head of Process Chemistry
Codexis

David Entwistle

Head of Process Chemistry
Codexis

David Entwistle

Head of Process Chemistry
Codexis
 

Tom Moody

VP of Technology & Commercialisation
Almac

Tom Moody

VP of Technology & Commercialisation
Almac

Tom Moody

VP of Technology & Commercialisation
Almac

Poster Session

Looking to showcase your recent work to the protein engineering community?

Our dedicated poster session is the perfect way to get your research noticed. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there are limited spaces available, this will be assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration). At the virtual congress, your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated poster 'area'. The poster presentation will take place after the lunch break on day one.

Poster abstract submission deadline is on 16th October 2020. Abstracts received after this time may not be accepted to please submit you abstracts as soon as possible! Posters should be sized A0 (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.

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We're excited to share the newly released agenda for our 2020 European Protein Engineering Congress, hosted virtually! Please complete your details to receive a copy of full programme to explore the type of topics that will be covered. 

We are looking forward to meeting you online in November!

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