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Codexis’ Protein Engineering Forum

October 7th & 8th, 2019
Garden Court Hotel  |  Palo Alto, CA

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Frances H. Arnold, Nobel Laureate, Caltech

Other speakers include:
Dr. Todd Hyster of Princeton University, Dr. James C. Liao, President Academia Sinica, Dr. Brynne Stanton of JoynBio and many more!


Monday October 7th, 2019
7:00amRegistration + Breakfast
8:15amWelcome & Opening Comments – John Nicols & Gjalt Huisman Ph.D., Codexis
8:30amNobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold Ph.D., Caltech – Innovation by evolution: Bringing new chemistry to life
9:30amJeff Moore, Ph.D., Merck – Towards Higher Throughput Enzyme Engineering: Label-Free Mass Activated Sorting of Nanoliter Droplets
10:40amAlice Ting, Ph.D., Stanford University – Protein engineering for novel diagnostic tools
11:25amMarissa Mock, Ph.D., Amgen – Integration of computational and experimental methods for engineering of protein therapeutics
1:30pmCodexis Lightning Round – Advances in CodeEvolver® Directed Evolution Technology

  • Oscar Alvizo, Ph.D., Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Ljubica Vojcic, Ph.D., in vitro transcription/translation
  • Vesna Mitchell, Ph.D., NextGen sequencing
  • Joyce Liu, Ph.D., HTP screening workflows
2:30pmChang Liu, Ph.D., UC Irvine – Synthetic genetic systems for continuous protein evolution in vivo
3:45pmRichard Fox, Ph.D., Inscripta – Engineering biological systems at the protein, pathway, and genome scale
4:30pmEmily Leproust, Ph.D., Twist Biosciences – TBD
5:15pmReception followed by Dinner
7:30pmFireside Chat – Where is the science taking us?
October 8th
7:55amWelcome – Gjalt Huisman, Ph.D, Codexis
8:00amDorothee Kern, Ph.D., Brandeis University – Evolution of enzymatic power and complex signaling
8:45amTodd Hyster, Ph.D., Princeton University – Radical biocatalysis: Using light to reveal new enzyme functions
9:30amBrynne Stanton, Ph.D., Joyn Bio – Engineering genetically intractable microbes for agriculture
10:40amJim Liao, Ph.D., Academia Sinica – Design and evolution of metabolism for C1 utilization in bacteria
11:25amJim Bowie, Ph.D., UCLA – The cell-free way to natural chemicals
1:30pmDoug Fuerst, Ph.D., GSK – Enzyme engineering for large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing
2:15pmPanel Discussion: What does the world need from proteins?
3:15pmClosing Remarks + Close of Program

There are discount hotel rates at the Garden Court Hotel and the Courtyard Marriott Redwood City.

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