Protein Engineering Congress USA 2020 | Kisaco Research

Bringing forward the latest innovations in strain, enzyme, and protein engineering to drive more sustainable processes, higher selectivity, and synthesis of valuable intermediates for industrial applications

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Silicon Valley, CA
22-23 April, 2020

Bringing to light new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature for industrial applications. With the emergence of new techniques and methods to reconstruct and engineer enzymes, it is more exciting than ever to be working in the field of protein engineering, bringing to light new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature for industrial applications.

“The global enzymes market was valued at $7,082 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $10,519 million in 2024, registering a CAGR of 5.7% from 2018 to 2024.”

Allied Market Research
30
Poster submissions
30+
Leading speakers
150+
Delegates

Why Attend

Most enzymes found in nature are not suitable for industrial purposes. The field of protein and enzyme engineering is growing at a rapid rate, with competition within industries high and the need to optimize performance greater than ever. 

The Protein Engineering Congress is dedicated to uncovering the new and emerging practices, techniques and methods of protein and enzyme engineering across industries.

With industry approaching the design, build, and generation of new biocatalysts and molecules not found in nature, come and learn from our line-up of leading speakers to get an update on the new technologies used in the field of strain and protein engineering.

The breadth of topics discussed at this meeting will focus in on directed evolution, computational protein design, synthetic biology and white biotechnology, and applications of enzyme and protein engineering and industrial biocatalysis in the biopharmaceutical, flavor & fragrance, cosmetics, and food industries.

Attend and you'll be able to:

  • Network with key opinion leaders and acquire new customers
  • Form collaborations with companies who are engineering proteins and enzymes
  • Meet with new technology partners to enhance internal R&D
  • Understand the new applications of engineered enzymes and learn how to scale-up to large industrial manufacture

PAST ATTENDEES

You can expect to meet: 

Confirmed 2020 Speakers

 

Frances Arnold

Linus Pauling Professor, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biochemistry
California Institute of Technology

Frances Arnold’s work has been recognised by many awards including the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes.  Arnold is co-inventor on over 40 US patents. Throughout her esteemed career and many achievements, Frances Arnold co-founded Gevo, Inc a company to make fuels and chemicals from renewable resources in 2005. She has been on the corporate board of the genomics company Illumina Inc since 2016 and in 2019, she was named to the board of Alphabet Inc., making Arnold the third female director of the Google parent company.

Frances Arnold

Linus Pauling Professor, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biochemistry
California Institute of Technology

Frances Arnold

Linus Pauling Professor, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biochemistry
California Institute of Technology

Frances Arnold’s work has been recognised by many awards including the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes.  Arnold is co-inventor on over 40 US patents. Throughout her esteemed career and many achievements, Frances Arnold co-founded Gevo, Inc a company to make fuels and chemicals from renewable resources in 2005. She has been on the corporate board of the genomics company Illumina Inc since 2016 and in 2019, she was named to the board of Alphabet Inc., making Arnold the third female director of the Google parent company.

At Caltech, Arnold runs a laboratory that continues to study directed evolution and its applications in environmentally friendly chemical synthesis and green/alternative energy, including the development of highly active enzymes (cellulolytic and biosynthetic enzymes) and microorganisms to convert renewable biomass to fuels and chemicals.

 

Andrew Buller

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
UW-Madison

Andrew Buller

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
UW-Madison

Andrew Buller

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
UW-Madison
 

Hans Renata

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Scripps Research, Florida Campus

Hans Renata

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Scripps Research, Florida Campus

Hans Renata

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Scripps Research, Florida Campus
 

Jared Lewis

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University

Jared Lewis

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University

Jared Lewis

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University
 

Jeremy Steflik

Senior Scientist, Process Development
Pfizer, Inc

Jeremy Steflik

Senior Scientist, Process Development
Pfizer, Inc

Jeremy Steflik

Senior Scientist, Process Development
Pfizer, Inc
 

Joelle Pelletier

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry
Université de Montréal

Joelle Pelletier

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry
Université de Montréal

Joelle Pelletier

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry
Université de Montréal
 

Justin Siegel

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
UC Davis

Justin Siegel

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
UC Davis

Justin Siegel

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
UC Davis
 

Lori Giver

Vice President, R&D
Calysta

Lori Giver

Vice President, R&D
Calysta

Lori Giver

Vice President, R&D
Calysta
 

Jim Lalonde

Lead, Microbial Digital Genome Engineering Business & Portfolio Strategy
Inscripta

Jim Lalonde

Lead, Microbial Digital Genome Engineering Business & Portfolio Strategy
Inscripta

Jim Lalonde

Lead, Microbial Digital Genome Engineering Business & Portfolio Strategy
Inscripta
 

Maria Lucas

CEO
Zymvol

Maria Lucas

CEO
Zymvol

Maria Lucas

CEO
Zymvol
 

Richard Fox

Executive Director, Data Science
Inscripta

Richard Fox

Executive Director, Data Science
Inscripta

Richard Fox

Executive Director, Data Science
Inscripta
 

Rudi Fasan

Professor of Chemistry
Rochester University

Rudi Fasan

Professor of Chemistry
Rochester University

Rudi Fasan

Professor of Chemistry
Rochester University
 

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie

Ryan Phelan

Senior Scientist, Process R&D, Biocatalysis
AbbVie
 

Stefan Lutz

Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry
Emory University

Stefan Lutz

Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry
Emory University

Stefan Lutz

Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry
Emory University
 

Todd Hyster

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Princeton University

Todd Hyster

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Princeton University

Todd Hyster

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Princeton University
 

Trish Choudhary

Senior Director, Strain Engineering
Willow Biosciences

Trish Choudhary

Senior Director, Strain Engineering
Willow Biosciences

Trish Choudhary

Senior Director, Strain Engineering
Willow Biosciences
 

Yasuhisa Asano

Head, Enzyme Chemistry Laboratory
Toyama Prefectural University, Japan

Yasuhisa Asano

Head, Enzyme Chemistry Laboratory
Toyama Prefectural University, Japan

Yasuhisa Asano

Head, Enzyme Chemistry Laboratory
Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
 

John Tucker

Senior Director
Neurocrine Biosciences

John Tucker

Senior Director
Neurocrine Biosciences

John Tucker

Senior Director
Neurocrine Biosciences
 

Toby Richardson

CEO
Denovium

Toby Richardson

CEO
Denovium

Toby Richardson

CEO
Denovium
 

Christina Boville

CEO
AralezBio

Christina Boville

CEO
AralezBio

Christina Boville

CEO
AralezBio
 

David Entwistle

Head of Process Chemistry
Codexis

David Entwistle

Head of Process Chemistry
Codexis

David Entwistle

Head of Process Chemistry
Codexis
 

Dr Christian Gruber

CEO
Innophore GmbH

Dr Christian Gruber

CEO
Innophore GmbH

Dr Christian Gruber

CEO
Innophore GmbH

Poster Session

Looking to showcase your recent work to the protein engineering community?

Our dedicated poster session is the perfect way to get your research noticed. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration). At the congress, your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated poster area. The poster presentation will take place after the lunch break on day one.

Submissions are now open, to apply click here.

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With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

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The global enzyme market is predicted to reach over $19 billion by 2025 due to cross-sector implementation of enzyme use, with the bio-pharmaceutical, agriculture, food ingredient, and flavor & fragrance industries accounting for the majority of this increase.

We are bringing together representatives from all industries to discuss how the global enzyme market is progressing and developments in the pipeline.

Download the full 2020 agenda from the Protein Engineering Congress USA: 

Protein Engineering USA Agenda

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Conference Packages

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If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

We accept the following cards through Stripe:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to Friday, February 21, 2020
Academic Super Early Bird
$699
Super Early Bird ends February 21
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
Must be a full time academic
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to Friday, February 21, 2020
Industry Super Early Bird
$999
Super early bird ends February 21
Pharma, F&F, Agriculture, Fine Chemicals, Food, Commodities
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to Friday, February 21, 2020
Service Providers Super Early Bird
$1,399
Super early bird ends February 21
Enzyme Discovery, Enzyme Design, AI & Machine Learning Directed Evolution Providers
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to Friday, April 24, 2020
PHD Student (with Poster Presentation)
$499
20 tickets available. Must submit poster presentation.
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
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Venue

Holiday Inn San Jose,1350 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States

We are pleased to offer our attendees a special rate to stay at the Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley  at $199 + tax per night

Reservations can be made by calling toll-free at (888) 465-4329 and quoting Protein Engineering Congress 2020 or by following the link: Protein Engineering Congress 2020

Rate is available until 8th April 2020, after this it will be based on availability.

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