Session 33: Enzymes from extreme environments: Exploring the diversity, activity and industrial use of enzymes that function in extreme conditions
Thursday, July 28, 2016: 2:00 PM-5:30 PM
Grand Chenier, 5th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Janet Westpheling - University of Georgia, Athens, GA, and BioEnergy Science Center, Biosciences Division of DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Jenny M. Blamey - Swissaustral USA, LLC
Enzymes from extreme environments provide novel activities for industrial application as well as the investigation and understanding of enzyme structure and function. Recent advances in model driven protein engineering have facilitated industrial processes from biomass deconstruction to novel product synthesis. Approaches to the investigation of enzyme function and the application of enzymes for specialized function will be discussed.
2:30 PM
Thermophilic deconstruction of plant biomass by Caldicellulosiruptor bescii
Sun-Ki Kim1, Jordan Russell2, Jenna Young1, Michael E. Himmel3, Yannick Bomble4 and Janet Westpheling1, (1)Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, (2)Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, (3)BioEnergy Science Center, National Renewable Energy laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (4)Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
3:00 PM
Break, Grand Ballroom Foyer 5th Fl
4:00 PM
Structural insights into the catalytic mechanism and thermostability of microbial esterases from marine sediment
Yu-Zhong Zhang, Ping-Yi Li and Xiu-Lan Chen, Shangdong University, Jinan, China
4:30 PM
Advanced genetic engineering techniques for producing recombinant extreme biocatalysts
Weilan Shao, Qiang Wang and Xingxing Guo, School of the Environment, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
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