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January 11th


(All the times given below are in GMT)

  • 8:55 AM

    Frank Vollmer - Housekeeping, introductions and opening remarks
  • 9:00 AM

    Dr Jane Khawaja, Interim director GW4 - Introduction to GW4 and our collaborative research strengths
  • 9:30 AM

    Professor Frank Vollmer, Professor Jenny Littlechild, Professor Neil Gow, Professor Janet Anders. University of Exeter -The Molecular Mechanics Initiative at the Living Systems Institute and the centres for Bio-Catalysis and Mycology Research, and Quantum Exeter
  • 10:30 AM

    Professor Adrian Mulholland, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol - Multiscale simulations for enzyme catalysis, design and evolution
  • 11:05 AM

  • 11:15 AM

    Dr Christopher Pudney, Department of Biology and Biochemistry , University of Bath - Experimental tracking of protein conformational dynamics via a simple fluorescence assay
  • 11:50 AM

    Dr D. Dafydd Jones, School of Biosciences, University of Cardiff - Designed interfacing of proteins with nano-carbon and how one can influence the other
  • 12:25 PM

    Professor Igor Polikarpov, University of Sao Paolo - CAZymes: Structural and enzymatic studies and potential biotechnological applications
  • 1:00 PM

    Q&A round up for all
  • 1:15 PM

  • 2:00 PM

    Professor Imre Berger, Biochemistry, University of Bristol - The BrisSynBio synthetic biology research centre, part of the Bristol BioDesign Institute
  • 2:35 PM

    Dr Pedro Estrela, University of Bath - The Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) at the University of Bath, and the GW4 Biosensor Network
  • 3:10 PM

  • 3:20 PM

    Professor James Naismith, Director Rosalind Franklin Institute. Professor in Structural Biology, University of Oxford - Structural biology at the Rosalind Franklin Institute during the pandemic
  • 3:55 PM

    Discussion: collaborations, the GW4 biosensor network, the potential for a new centre for excellence combining protein science, synthetic biology, nano and quantum sensing. To include collaborative large scale funding opportunities and PhD training
  • 4:30 PM