Long Island Subsection of the American Chemical Society Seminar

Start Date: February 02 2017 - 05:30 PM

End Date: February 02 2017 - 07:30 PM

Audience: General Public Event

Category: Lectures

Location: S-112

Description:

Presenter: Dr. Emily C. Mundorff, Hofstra University
Title: Exploration in Substrate Space Abstract: Enzymes are nature's catalytic machines.
Massive increases in rates of reactions may be achieved through specific interactions between the enzyme and its substrate. We now have the ability to harness the catalytic power of enzymes and put them to work in a variety of applications. Enzymes are currently used in laundry detergent, food production, bioremediation, biofuels and synthesis of pharmaceuticals. But what do you do when you can't find an enzyme to work with the reaction you want to catalyze? You need to alter the enzyme in order to generate activity on new substrates. I will describe the generation of novel substrate specificity in both the alanine dehydrogenase and the haloalkane dehalogenase enzyme systems.

 


Contact Name: Dominic Hull

Contact Phone: 718.281.5327

Contact Email: dhull@qcc.cuny.edu

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