Hydrogenase Lecture Series – Replay

March 3rd, March 24th, April 21st, May 26th, Oct 22nd

Dear hydrogenase community and metalloenzyme lovers, 

We are sorry we won’t be able to meet in person this year for the Hydrogenase Conference in Walla-Walla. However, ‘the show must go on’ and it is important to continue sharing science and stimulating discussion among the community. 

Therefore, James Birrell (MPI-CEC, Germany), Sven Stripp (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), Gustav Berggren (Uppsala University, Sweden) and myself (University of Oxford, UK) came together to organise a Hydrogenase Lecture Series in an online format

We will have one Lecture per month, and it will take place the last Thursday of the month via Zoom at the dates/times indicated below. The format will consist of two back-to-back talks of around 20 min plus 10 min discussion each. Later this month, we will have an exciting talk from a real legend in the field: Prof. Michael W. Adams from University of Georgia. In subsequent months, we will have back to back speakers from a mixture of established PIs, early career researchers and young investigators.

We are delighted to share the terrific programme we have put together for the first three months (February, March and April).

Opening Lecture: Thursday March 3rd – 10:00 (PST)/13:00 (EST)/19:00 (CET) 

Prof. Michael W. Adams (University of Georgia, USA). Title: Structure and function of an electron bifurcating NiFe-hydrogenase.

Second Lecture: Thursday March 31th

Prof. Carole Duboc (Université Grenoble Alpes, France). Title: Bio-inspired NiFe and FeFe catalysts for H2 production: from homogeneous to heterogeneous catalysis

Dr. Sam Cobb (University of Cambridge, UK) . Title: Using enzymes to understand and control the local environment of catalysis

Third Lecture: Thursday April 21st

Prof. R. David Britt (University of California, Davis, USA). Title: ‘Enzymatic synthesis of the organometallic H-cluster of [FeFe] hydrogenase – HydG radical chemistry and the first steps’ 

Prof. Thomas B. Rauchfuss (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA). Title:  ‘Synthetic complexes in the study of the biosynthesis of [FeFe] hydrogenase’  

Fourth Lecture: Thursday May 26thth. 

Prof. Iftach Yacoby (Tel Aviv University, Israel). “Using hydrogenase to hijack photosynthesis”

Associate Prof. Chris Greening (Monash University, Australia). “An oxygen-insensitive, quinone-transporting hydrogenase enables bacteria to extract energy from air”

June Session: Thursday, 30th June – 10:00 (PST) / 13:00 (EST) / 19:00 (CET) / 18:00 (UK)

Dr. Bonnie Murphy (Max Plank Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt -Germany-) “Structures of the formate hydrogen lyase (FHL) complex from E. coli”

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Span (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen -Germany-). “Structural insights into catalysis of the [FeFe] hydrogenase from Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ”

October 27th.  2022

Speaker 1: Dr. Marius Horch (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany).
Title: “Exploring Another Dimension: Experimental and Computational 2D-IR Spectroscopy of Hydrogenases”

Speaker 2: Mr. Andrea Fasano – PhD Candidate (Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines, CNRS, Marseille, France).
Title: “An electrochemical investigation of catalytic (ir)reversibility in

Nov 24th.  2022

Speaker 1: Dr. Alison Parkin (University of York, York, UK).
Title: “Fourier transform voltammetry for ‘seeing’ enzyme electron transfer”

Speaker 2: Ms. Marion Jespersen – PhD Candidate (MPI for Marine Microbiology, Microbial Metabolism group, Bremen, Germany).
Title: “Hydrogenases that fuel carbon-processing in energy limited microorganisms”

To join the Lecture Series, use the Zoom link and details provided below.

Topic: Hydrogenase Seminar Series

Zoom linkhttps://essex-university.zoom.us/j/94537732170?pwd=dFJEd1FMaFBZYmIzVzNQZmFTRnlmZz09

Meeting ID:945 3773 2170

Passcode: H2ase123

Please note that the opening Lecture on Thursday Feb 24th will have a slightly different format. The Hydrogenase Lecture Series and the Hydrogenase Conference organisers will give a short introduction to the event followed by Prof. Michael W. Adams’ opening Lecture! 

Please do feel free to share the link with your lab members and peers! We have tried to include as many people from the hydrogenase community and beyond as possible but in case we have missed someone please spread the word!

Looking forward see many of your at the Opening Lecture!

Best wishes and kind regards,

Patricia, James, Sven and Gustav.