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Preliminary Program

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17 December

9:00- Registration Opens
9:45-10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00-11:00 Keynote Lecture
Nicholas Turner (The University of Manchester, UK)
New Biocatalysts by Design and Evolution
10:00-11:00 Coffee Break
11:20-12:40 Invited Lecture:1 & 2
Greg Hughes (Codexis, Inc., USA)
Engineering of a Novel Enzyme for the Production of Chiral Secondary and Tertiary Amines
Shuji Akai (Osaka University, Japan)
Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Alcohols by Lipase–Vanadium Combo Catalysis: A New Efficient Method for Producing Optically Active Compounds
12:40-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:20 Invited Lecture:3 & 4
Joelle Pelletier (University of Montreal, Canada)
Enzymes in medical biosensing using a portable Surface Plasmon Resonance platform
Yukishige Ito (RIKEN, Japan)
ER Glucosyltransferase: Synthetic Chemistry’s Initiative in Glycobiology
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-17:20 Oral Presentation
O1-01~05
Oral Presentation
O1-06~10
17:30-19:00 Poster Session 1

18 December

8:30- Registration Opens
9:00-10:10 Invited Lecture:5 & 6
Uwe Bornscheuer (University of Greifswald, Germany)
Protein Engineering and Enzyme Cascade Reactions
Stefan Lutz (Emory University, USA)
Engineered biocatalysts: exploring and exploiting flavoenzymes
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Invited Lecture:7-9
Tomoko Matsui (Novozymes Japan Ltd., Japan)
Thermostable Enzyme Development at Novozymes
Huimin Yu (Tsinghua University, China)
Stability intensification of multimeric enzymes by terminal salt-bridge strategy
Kiriko Murakami (Neo-Morgan Laboratory Incorporated, Japan)
Improvement of industrial microorganisms using Disparity mutagenesis technology
12:00-13:20 Lunch Break
13:20-15:20 ERATO Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project Progress Report
Yasuhisa Asano (Research Director of Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project, Japan)
Introduction to the ERATO session
Kazuyuki Yasukawa (Toyama Prefectural University, Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project, ERATO, JST, Toyama Institute of Health, Japan)
Newly evolved R-stereoselective amine oxidase applicable to a chiral (S)-amine synthesis
Yuko Ishida(Toyama Prefectural University, Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project, ERATO, JST, Japan)
Plants and animals are valuable bioresources for exploring novel enzymes
Mohammad Dadashipour (Toyama Prefectural University, Active Enzyme Molecule Project, ERATO, JST, Japan)
Hydroxynitrile lyase from a millipede as a valuable tool for white biotechnology: purification, characterization and recombinant expression
Masafumi Kameya (Toyama Prefectural University, Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project, ERATO, JST, Japan)
New enzymatic and microbial methods for selective assay of amino acid
Daisuke Matsui (Toyama Prefectural University, Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project, ERATO, JST, Japan)
Soluble expression in Escherichia coli of heterologous enzymes by mutagenesis
Shogo Nakano (Toyama Prefectural University, Asano Active Enzyme Molecule Project, ERATO, JST, Japan)
Endeavors to bridge a gap between wet and dry science in enzyme engineering
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-17:10 Invited Lecture:10-12
Osami Shoji (Nagoya University, Japan)
Hydroxylation of non-native substrates by wild-type cytochrome P450s assisted by decoy molecules
Mélanie Hall (University of Graz, Austria)
The Quest for γ-Lactamases: From Vince Lactam to Monocyclic Lactams
Toru Nakayama (Tohoku University, Japan)
Engineering catalytic efficiencies and pH optima of archaeal carboxylesterases
17:30-19:00 Poster Session 2
19:15-21:15 Banquet at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Toyama

19 December

8:30- Registration Opens
9:00-10:10 Invited Lecture:13 & 14
Harald Gröger (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Combination of the two “worlds” chemo- and biocatalysis towards multi-step one-pot processes
Wolfgang Kroutil (University of Graz, Austria)
Biocatalytic systems involving (chiral) amines
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Invited Lecture:15-17
Yoshihiko Yasohara (Kaneka Corporation, Japan)
Synthesis of useful chiral alcohols using a mutant carbonyl reductase enzyme
John Wong (Pfizer, Inc., USA)
Development of a Concise, Asymmetric Synthesis of a Smoothened Receptor Inhibitor via Enzymatic Transamination of a 4-Piperidinone with Dynamic Kinetic Resolution
Tadashi Ema (Okayama University, Japan)
Altered lipase acting as a more useful biocatalyst
12:00-13:20 Lunch Break
13:20-15:20 Invited Lecture:18-21
Yong-Hwan Kim (Kwangwoon University, Korea)
Enzyme catalyzed electrochemical conversion of CO2 to formate
Kenji Miyamoto (Keio University, Japan)
Enzyme engineering of a bacterial decarboxylase for the production of fine chemicals
Anett Schallmey (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Steroid-hydroxylating cytochrome P450 monooxygenase CYP154C5 from Nocardia farcinica
Shunichi Suzuki (Ajinomoto Co.,Inc., Japan)
Synthesis of g-glutamyl peptide as a kokumi substance
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-17:20 Oral Presentation
O2-01~06
Oral Presentation
O2-07~12
17:20-17:40 Award Ceremony
17:40-17:50 Closing Remarks

※ As of 17 November 2014

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