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JBIC Symposium – Artificial Metallocatalysis towards in vivo applications

29 April 2021

Thu, April 29, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CEST

This 2.5 h online-only Symposium features the latest research on artificial metalloenzyme catalysis, presented by JBIC

About this Event

The design of artificial metalloenzymes is a hot topic in Bioinorganic Chemistry. Novel chemistry can be engineered into known enzyme scaffolds, either by modifying the enzyme or the cofactor. Clever catalyst design enables the realization of bioorthogonal catalytic reactions in vivo. Applications include the production of value-added chemicals from microorganisms, the complete re-programming of microbes as “chemical factories”, the in situ activation of drugs, and many more. This symposium shines light on the most recent developments in this rapidly developing area of Bioinorganic Chemistry, presented by some of the leading scientists of the field.


The Symposium is scheduled for April 29, 2021, 14 – 17 h CET (Central European Time = UTC+2).


The symposium will feature six speakers in two subsequent sessions, in total about 2.5 hours of focused content and discussion. Each contribution will be 15 min., plus five minutes reserved for discussion. There will be virtual Breakout rooms with each individual speaker during the break after each session in order to facilitate interaction with participants (especially PhDs and postdocs).


The symposium will be online only and broadcasted as a life event through Zoom. Registration until 24 h before the event is mandatory for participation. A link will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the meeting.

Speaker List

Asier Unciti-Broceta (Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, The University of Edinburgh, UK)

“Focal chemotherapy under bioorthogonal control”

Jose L. Mascarenas (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

“Exporting transition metal catalysts to biological contexts”

Clemens Mayer (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)

“Title to be announced”

Woon Ju Song (Korea)

“Design and Evolution of De Novo Oligomeric Metalloenzymes”

Thomas Ward (University of Basel, Switzerland)

“Title to be announced”

Cathleen Zeymer (TU Munich, Germany)

“Design and engineering of lanthanide-binding proteins: from de novo metal coordination to catalysis”


Additional Information

The JBIC Symposium will be held back-to-back with one online session of the International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry (ISBOMC-21), organized by Prof. Ingo Ott on April 28. This will give added visibility to both events.

This JBIC Symposium is one in a series of three JBIC Symposia held in the first half of 2021. Check out the other JBIC Symposia on Eventbrite.com, or visit JBIC under the homepage of the Society of Bioinorganic Chemistry (SBIC) for further information.

Code of Conduct

Disruptive Conduct: The Organizer wishes to create a safe virtual space for all. You acknowledge and agree that The Organizer reserves the right to remove you from the JBIC Symposium if The Organizer, in its sole discretion, determines that your participation or behavior create a disruption or hinder the JBIC Symposium or the enjoyment of the Symposium content by other attendees.

Recording, Live Streaming, and Videotaping: Participants may not record or broadcast audio or video of JBIC Symposia. A recording of the event will available to SBIC members only through the Society’s web site.

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