Structural Biology/Biochemistry Seminar

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
11:15 am in 112 KLB

“Micellar catalysis as a benchmark for de novo enzymes”
(the main results from this work published in OBC –just out now on the web! (http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/ob/c3ob41898g)

Dr. Marcello Forconi
Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
College of Charleston
http://forconim.people.cofc.edu/

Host:  Dr. Brian Miller

My main interest is to understand how enzymes catalyze chemical reactions. In my lab, we use kinetic measurements, chemical substitutions on enzymes and substrates, site-directed mutagenesis, heavy-atom isotopes, model systems, and structure-probing techniques to proceed towards this goal.