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Past Events > Protein engineering: new approaches and applications

Protein engineering: new approaches and applications. A joint Biochemical Society / Protein Society conference

10—12 April 2013

University of Chester, UK

A joint Biochemical Society / Protein Society conference




Meeting background

Protein engineering continues to prove pivotal in progressing our fundamental understanding of how natural proteins fold and function, paving the way for exploitation outside their natural biological context and to even build proteins not present in nature. This Focused Meeting will explore the many new approaches and tools that are currently revolutionising the field. 



  • Computational protein engineering
  • Directed evolution
  • Constructing functional biocatalysts
  • Synthetic biology from the bottom up
  • Engineering protein-protein interfaces

Proceedings (invited speakers) will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions.


Abstract deadline: 6 February 2013.

Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit a late abstract please contact the Conference Office.


Earlybird registration deadline: 11 March 2013.

Registration is now closed.


Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.


Reviews by the speakers, based on their presentations at this major international meeting, will be published exclusively in Biochemical Society Transactions (Volume 41, part 5).


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Biochemical Society Poster Prize was awarded to:


Amy Phillips (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand) for the poster entitled:


"Peroxiredoxins: towards engineering self-assembling scaffolds from protein nano-donuts"


and to Andrew Hartley (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) for the poster entitled:


"Using a reprogrammed genetic code to modulate enzyme activity using novel post-translational control"


and to James Ross (University of Leeds, United Kingdom) for the poster entitled: 


"Making bacterial toxins into virus-like particles"