Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 107-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Bioengineering (15c)

#9 - Advances In Biocatalysis I (15C01)
The focus of this session is to reflect the latest advances in biocatalysis and protein engineering for biocatalysis applications. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: (1) Biocatalyst development via protein modification, immobilization, and genetic engineering; (2) Biocatalytic reaction engineering, such as reaction kinetics and nonaqueous biocatalysis; (3) Multienzyme systems and cofactor regeneration; (4) Enzymatic bioprocessing for chemical production, biodegradation, biochemical separation/purification, fuel processing, etc.; (5) Other areas where biocatalysis plays an essential role, such as studies of energy generation systems, biosensors, and artificial cells.
Chair:Yi Tang
CoChair:Scott Banta
8:30 AMOptimization of Immobilization of Lipases on Various Supports for Transesterification of Tributyrin Using Dimethyl Carbonate
Mohamed A. Seyam, Richard C. Garner, Archana H. Trivedi, Steven W. Peretti
8:50 AMYeast Surface Display Mini-Cellulosme for Cellulose Hydrolysis
Shen-Long Tsai, Jeongseok Oh, Ashok Mulchandani, Wilfred Chen
9:10 AMRational Improvement of Simvastatin Synthase Solubility In Escherichia Coli Leads to Higher Whole-Cell Biocatalytic Activity
Xinkai Xie, Inna Pashkov, Xue Gao, Todd Yeates, Yi Tang
9:30 AMImprovements In the Yield and Productivity of Nadph-Dependent, Whole-Cell Transformation In Escherichia Coli
Jonathan W. Chin, Patrick C. Cirino
9:50 AMBreak
10:00 AMDirected Evolution of a Phloroglucinol Producing Type III Polyketide Synthase
Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Wenjuan Zha, Huimin Zhao
10:20 AMProtein Engineering of a Thermostable Alcohol Dehydrogenase to Alter Cofactor and Substrate Specificities
Elliot Campbell, Scott Banta
10:40 AMCloning and Characterization of An α-Amino Ester Hydrolase from Xanthomonas Campestris Pv. Campestris
Janna Blum, Javier Chaparro-Riggers, Andreas Bommarius

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