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Extracellular Electron Transfer: Mechanisms and Opportunities

21—23 August 2017

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK



Organizers:
Julea Butt (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
Thomas Clarke (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
Jochen Blumberger (University College London, United Kingdom)
Monday 21 August 2017
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch and Registration

13:30 - 13:45 Introduction and Welcome

Multiheme Cytochromes I

Monday 21 August 2017
13:45 - 14:15
Structural & biochemical characterization of the extracellular terminal reductases of Shewanella
Marcus Edwards (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
14:15 - 14:30
Extracellular electron transfer: Return of the Flavin
Selected Oral Communication- Jeffrey Gralnick (University of Minnesota, USA)
14:30 - 14:45
Iron oxide reduction by Geobacter sulfurreducens requires triheme cytochrome PgcA
Selected Oral Communication- Lori Zacharoff (University of Southern California, USA)
14:45 - 15:15
Exploring the electron transfer processes performed by the nanowire protein GSU1996 from Geobacter sulfurreducens
Catarina Paquete (ITQB-UNL, Portugal)
15:15 - 15:45 Tea/ Coffee Break

Computational Approaches

Monday 21 August 2017
15:45 - 16:15
Toward a theory of electron bifurcation
David Beratan (Duke University , U.S.A.)
16:15 - 16:45
Electronic couplings for molecular charge transfer: ferro- and antiferromagnetically coupled systems
Adam Kubas (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
16:45 - 17:00
Numerical simulations of ultrafast photoinduced electron transfers in animal (6-4) photolyases
Selected Oral Communication- Aurélien de la Lande (University of Paris-Sud, France)
17:00 - 17:30
Heme-heme electron transfer rates in multi-heme proteins: experiment and simulation
Jochen Blumberger (University College London, United Kingdom)
17:30 - 18:00 Flash Poster Presentations

18:00 - 19:15 Poster Session 1

Microbe:Electrode Interface I

Tuesday 22 August 2017
09:00 - 09:30
From single molecules to cells and beyond: Electrochemical, tomographic, and computational studies of extracellular electron transport conduits
Mohamed El-Naggar (University of Southern California, U.S.A.)
09:30 - 09:45
Ligation of riboflavin functionalizes outer-membrane cytochromes complex as biological diode in Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA
Selected Oral Communication- Yoshihide Tokunou (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
09:45 - 10:00
Electrochemical Study of the Extracellular Electron Transfer of Wild Type and Mutants of Enterococcus faecalis to Electrodes
Selected Oral Communication- Lo Gorton (Lund University, Sweden)
10:00 - 10:15
Paving the way to elucidate the extracellular electron transfer mechanisms in Geobacter sulfurreducens
Selected Oral Communication- Joana Dantas (UCIBIO-Requimte, FCT-UNL, Portugal)
10:15 - 10:30
The Pcc Extracellular Electron Transfer Pathways of the Iron-reducing Bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens
Selected Oral Communication- Liang Shi (China University of Geosciences, China)
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/ Coffee Break

Microbe:Electrode Interface II

Tuesday 22 August 2017
11:00 - 11:30
Evidence for specificity in the many outer membrane electron transfer pathways of Geobacter
Daniel Bond (University of Minnesota, U.S.A.)
11:30 - 11:45
New roles of flavins and iron in taxis and extracellular electron transfer of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1
Selected Oral Communication- Lars Jeuken (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
11:45 - 12:00
Rapid and quantitative assessment of redox conduction across electroactive biofilms by using double potential step chronoamperometry
Selected Oral Communication- Antonin Prévoteau (Ghent University, Belgium)
12:00 - 12:15
The other guys: characterization of weak electroactive biofilms
Selected Oral Communication- Enrico Marsili (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch

Biomolecular Electronics I

Tuesday 22 August 2017
13:30 - 14:00
Efficient Electronic Transport across Proteins; mostly riddles, some insights
David Cahen (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
14:00 - 14:30
From biocatalysis to artificial catalysis: opportunities for capitalizing on extracellular electron transport
Agostino Migliore (Duke University, USA)
14:30 - 14:45
Mimicking Extracellular Electron Transfer by Protein-Based Molecularly Doped Mats
Selected Oral Communication- Nadav Amdursky (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
14:45 - 15:00
Electronic coupling calculations on heterogeneous interfaces between molecules and metal / semiconductor electrodes
Selected Oral Communication- Zdenek Futera (University College London, United Kingdom)
15:00 - 15:30 Tea/ Coffee Break

Materials Synthesis & Electrosynthesis I

Tuesday 22 August 2017
15:30 - 16:00
Redox Processes in Nuclear Clean-Up and Disposal: Underpinning Science and Implications for the Biobarrier Concept.
Katherine Morris (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
16:00 - 16:15
Rate of extracellular electron transfer in Geobacter sulfurreducens
Selected Oral Communication- Bernd Giese (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
16:15 - 16:30
Electron transfer pathways in a multihemecytochrome MtrF
Selected Oral Communication- Hiroshi Watanabe (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
16:30 - 17:45 Poster Session 2

19:30 Conference Dinner

Biomolecular Electronics II

Wednesday 23 August 2017
09:00 - 09:30
NADPH oxidases as electrochemical generators to produce ion fluxes and turgor in fungi, plants and humans
AW Segal (University College London, United Kingdom)
09:30 - 09:45
Extracellular Electron Transport of Outer-Membrane Flavocytochrome Complex Couples with Rate-limiting Proton Transport
Selected Oral Communication- Akihiro Okamoto (National Institute of Material Sciences, Japan)
09:45 - 10:00
A model for biological electron transport over centimeter-scale distances in cable bacteria
Selected Oral Communication- Filip Meysman (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
10:00 - 10:30
Photosynthetic organisms and extracellular electron transfer
Christopher Howe (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/ Coffee Break

Materials Synthesis & Electrosynthesis II

Wednesday 23 August 2017
11:00 - 11:15
Knockout Sudoku of Esoteric Microbes for Sustainable Energy
Selected Oral Communication- Buz Barstow (Princeton University, USA)
11:15 - 11:30
I do it my way – an unusual mechanism of electron uptake in a methanogen
Selected Oral Communication- Florian Mayer (DECHEMA Research Institute, Germany)
11:30 - 12:00
Throwing light on multiheme cytochromes
Julea Butt (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
12:00 - 12:15 Closing remarks

12:15 Lunch and Depart