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Future Events > Pseudoenzymes 2016: from Signalling Mechanisms to Disease

Pseudoenzymes 2016: from Signalling Mechanisms to Disease

11—14 September 2016

Liverpool Maritime Museum, UK

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting


Pseudoenzymes can be defined as ‘proteins that are unable to catalyse chemical reactions compared to enzyme paralogues’ despite the presence of obvious homologues/paralogues that readily do. This century has seen the emergence of catalytically-defective pseudoenzyme counterparts of kinases, phosphatases and proteases, their roles as crucial regulators of cell signalling and their identification as candidates for therapeutic targeting. To celebrate, nurture and advance this field, the worlds first dedicated pseudoenzmye meeting will take place in Liverpool in September 2016. 

This meeting will bring together current experts in the field to help shape thinking and to capitalise on our knowledge of genomes and proteomes to advance the pseudoenzyme field into the 21st century.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Sir Paul Nurse (The Francis Crick Institute, UK)
  • Dame Janet Thornton (European Bioinformatics Inst., UK)
  • Matthew Freeman (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Susan Taylor (University of California San Diego, U.S.A.)
  • Gerard Manning (Genentech, U.S.A.)

Topics that will be explored at the meeting include:

  • Evolution of pseudoenzymes
  • Biochemistry and cell biology of pseudoenzymes
  • Systems Biology of pseudoenzymes
  • Pseudoenzymes in disease
  • Pseudoenzymes as therapeutic targets
  • Emerging areas in pseudoenzmye biology

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Abstract submission and early bird registration deadlines have passed. 


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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.


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Topics covered in this meeting will be submitted for consideration to our journal Biochemical Society Transactionspublished by Portland Press, the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society.