Edition 6, August 2015


Kyrobio Student Profile: Elisa Lanfranchi Kyrobio Masterclass on Computational Enzyme Engineering Biotrans 2015

Every semester a one day symposium is organized by a team of PhD students for seminars and posters presented by a selection of senior students in the NAWI Graz Doctoral School. All PhD students of the affiliated institutes are invited to attend. For each DocDay event, two guest lecturers are invited to give plenary seminars about their research. Elisa Lanfranchi recently won "Best Speaker Award" at the 14th Doc Day of the NAWI Graz Doctoral School of Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology with her presentation titled "Unique and novel enzymes catalyzing cyanide release in fern."

A Kyrobio masterclass took place recently in the Linnaeusborg, the modern Biology building of the University of Groningen on the Zernike campus. This 1-week Kyrobio masterclass aimed to make students and post-docs familiar with the use of computational and bioinformatics tools for enzyme engineering. The improved accessibility of many tools brings them within reach of the wet biochemistry and organic chemistry labs. The program consisted of morning lectures by various speakers who presented the basic principles of computational methods and recent highlights from their own research.

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The 12th Biotrans, was held on July 26 30, 2015, at Vienna University of Technology. The 12th Biotrans covered all aspects of biocatalysis with special focus on enzyme mediated cascade reactions, enzyme discovery, bioinformatics, systems bio(techno)logy, protein engineering by directed evolution and/or rational design, enzyme immobilisation, process development and scale-up as well as manufacturing of chemical products using biocatalysis. Elisa and Katharina (pictured) presented their posters at Biotrans. Elisa brought enzyme samples with her to the conference for interested users which stimulated vivid disussions with many of the kyrobio members and networking between all the groups who were present.

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Symposium Integration and Synergy between Biocatalysis and Chemical Catalysis BIOFLAVOUR 2015 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering

Date 03 to 04 September 2015 | Venue: Bath, England

Applied Catalysis and Biocatalysis Reaction Engineering is a PhD and early career researchers focused event. The event will bring together the research community in these important areas of science and engineering. This event will specifically address the links between the rigour of reaction engineering and innovation of applied catalysis disciplines, and is aimed at chemistry, bio-catalysis and chemical engineering communities.

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Date: 09 to 11 September 2015 | Venue: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

At BIOFLAVOUR 2015, leading experts from academia and industry will meet to present and discuss cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics: from functional characterization of F&F biosynthesis to systems biology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and bioprocessing for flavour and fragrance production. This 2015 re-edition of the BIOFLAVOUR Conference will be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and is jointly organized by DECHEMA Research Institute and DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

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Date: 27 September to 01 October 2015 | Venue: Nice, France

Re-industrialisation and development of industries of the future needs to consider three key fields: environment preservation and remediation, energy saving and human health protection, involving adapted education to new industrial challenges. The next ECCE - ECAB edition aims at participating in this large economical project, which concerns all Countries in Europe. Through four key scientific topics and a global theme, scientists and industrialists will present their steps towards a new sustainable process industry.

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The Hydroxynitrile Lyase from Fern: A Unique Biocatalyst
Margit Winkler, University of Graz will present at the 16th Austrian Science Days in Innsbruck on 21st to 24th September 2015. Read more>>

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