Workshop on “Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges”

29.05.2017 16:15 – 18:00

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the new NCCR lecture series hosted by junior scientists, featuring a talk by Thomas R. Ward, Professor at the University of Basel and Director of NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering, entitled “Endowing Organometallic Chemistry with a Genetic Memory”.

The seminar is followed by a workshop given by Prof. Ward & Dr. Tillmann Heinisch, senior researcher in the Ward group, on “Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges”. The workshop is designed to allow deep discussion and idea sharing on the topic of artificial enzyme catalysis.

About the speakers

Thomas R. Ward is a pioneer of artificial metalloenzymes, developing systems for synthetic biology (in vivo catalysis to complement metabolic pathways), bio-nanotechnology (programmed protein assemblies) and white biotechnology (enantioselective catalysis for high added-value chemicals). His academic career is focused on understanding and harnessing catalysis, as well as combining homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis in bio-organic chemistry. Prof. Ward is currently working towards realizing his DrEAM: the Directed Evolution of Artificial Metalloenzymes.

Tillmann Heinisch is a senior researcher in the group of Prof. Ward (UniBas), in collaboration with Prof. Panke (ETH Zurich). Dr. Heinisch is currently working on strategies to expand the faction scope of natural E. coli metabolic pathways by the unique chemistries of artificial metalloenzymes.

Practical information

TALK: May 29 – Room 223 (ScII) – 11:15
WORKSHOP: May 29 – Room A50A (ScII) – 16:15-18:00

A welcome coffee will be offered to workshop participants. Don’t forget to register for the workshop (limited number of seats). Registration deadline is May 19:


Bâtiment: Sciences II

Room A50A (ScII)

Organisé par

Faculté des sciences
Section de chimie et biochimie
Centres et instituts

entrée libre (inscription requise)


Catégorie: Atelier

Mots clés: NCCR Chemical Biology, NCCR, Chemistry, enzyme, catalysis, workshop, thomas ward


Date limite d'inscription: 19.05.2017

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