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COST Meeting - Cascade Reactions On Nitrile Group

16th May 2009, 09:00

COST action CM0701 – Cascade Chemoenzymatic Processes – New Synergies Between Chemistry and Biochemist – WG 3

9.15 – 9.25 Vladimír Křen (Head of the Department of Biogenesis and Biotechnology of Natural Compounds, Inst. Microbiol., Prague, CZ)
“WELCOME ADDRESS”
9.25 – 9.30 Ludmila Martínková (Inst. Microbiol., Prague, CZ)
“ORGANIZATION REMARKS”
Session I….. Chair: Laura Cantarella (Univ. Cassino, IT)
9.30 – 10.00 Margit Winkler (TU Graz – IMBT, AT)
“NITRILASE VARIANT WITH ENHANCED STABILITY AT ACIDIC CONDITIONS”
10.00 – 10.30 Giovanni Gambera (CNR Catania, IT)
“PERSPECTIVES IN THE SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL BIOMEDICAL VALUED NITRILE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR BIOTRANSFORMATIONS”
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee break
Session II….. Chair: Linda Otten (TU Delft, NL)
11.15 – 11.45 Karel Bezouška (Invited expert; Charles University, Prague, CZ)
“FOLDING OF FUNCTIONALLY ACTIVE PROTEINS IN VITRO: NEW POSSIBILITIES AND NEW PROCEDURES”
11.45 – 12.15 Olga Sosedov (Univ. Stuttgart, DE)
“AMIDE SYNTHESIS VIA NITRILASE FROM PSEUDOMONAS FLUORESCENS EBC 191”
12.15 – 12.45 Ondřej Kaplan (Inst. Microbiol., Prague, CZ)
“HETEROLOGOUS EXPRESSION OF FUNGAL NITRILASES”
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
Session III….. Chair: Nicola D´Antona (CNR Catania, IT)
14.00 – 14.30 Miroslav Pátek (Inst. Microbiol., Prague, CZ)
“ANALYSIS OF NITRILE HYDRATASE-AMIDASE OPERON FROM RHODOCOCCUS ERYTHROPOLIS”
14.30 – 15.00 Maria Cantarella (Univ. L´Aquila, IT)
“USE OF NITRILE HYDRATASE-AMIDASE CASCADE SYSTEM FOR NITRILE BIOCONVERSION”
15.00 – 15.30 Sander van Pelt (TU Delft, NL)
“NITRILE HYDRATASES IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS”
15.30 – 16.00 Linda G. Otten (TU Delft, NL)
“CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF NEW NITRILE HYDRATASES”
16.00 – 16.45 Coffee break; Discussions in groups

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