Scientific Program

 09:00 - 09:05
Conference welcome

Conference welcome by Dra. María Victoria Busi and Coordinators of the TEz Network.

 09:05 - 10:15
Plenary session: “Industrial and specialty enzymes: perspectives and challenges”

Dra. Elba Pinto Da Silva Bon 
Chemistry Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chair: Dra. Eleonora Campos

  10:15 - 10:30
    Coffee break at home
 10:30 - 12:00
Oral communications

Chairs: Dra. Eleonora Campos / Dr. Hernán Costa

Biochemical characterization of CsAbf62A, a novel α-L-arabinofuranosidase enzyme from Cellulomonas sp. B6

Garrido, M.; Landoni, M.; Topalian, J.; Couto, A.; Wirth, S.; Campos, E.

Characterization of SdGA, a cold-adapted and salt-tolerant glucoamylase from Saccharophagus degradans

Wayllace, N.M.; Hedin, N.; Busi, M.V.; Gomez-Casati, D.F.

CBMs in trans: generating alternatives to improve the catalytic efficiency of enzymes

Busi, M.V.; Grisolía, M.J.; Hedin, N.; Gomez-Casati, D.F.

Mining an intertidal sediment metagenome for fucanases for the production of oligosaccharides from brown algae fucoidans

Gonzalez, J. A.; Ponce, A.; Stortz, C.; Lozada, M.; Dionisi, H.

Carboxylesterase as a nuclear lipase involved in lipid-droplet homeostasis

Lagrutta, L.C.; Trejo S.A.; Ves Losada, A.

 12:00 - 14:00
   Lunch at home
 14:00 - 15:15
Plenary session: "Structural insights into the de novo biosynthesis of glycogen"

Dra. María Elena Carrizo García
Research Centre in Biological Chemistry of Córdoba (CIQUIBIC), National University of Córdoba, Argentina

Chair: Dra. María Victoria Busi

  15:15 - 15:30
 Coffee break at home
 15:30 - 16:45
Plenary Session: " Alpha-amylase GH families and starch-binding domain CBM families in CAZy: in silico studies"

Dr. Štefan Janeček
Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Chair: Dr. Matias D. Asencion Diez

  16:45 - 17:00
  Beers / Wine at home
09:00 - 10:15
Round table: Enzimas Industria Nacional

Dr. Hugo Menzella
IPROBYQ Institute of Biotechnological and Chemical Processes Rosario, CONICET-UNR, province of Santa Fe, Argentina

Dr. Enrique Detarsio
NOVA S.A., Research and Development Manager, Enzymes Department, Cañada de Gómez, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina

Mic. Christopher Kilmurray
Ceres-Demeter S.R.L., Chief Scientific Officer, Río Cuatro, Province of Córdoba, Argentina


Chair: Dr. Martín Blasco

10:15 - 10:30
   Coffee break at home
10:30 - 12:00
Oral communications

Moderan: Dra. María Victoria Bussi / Dr. Matías Asención Diez

A genetic selection method for discovering new methionine sulfoxide reductases
Manta, B.; Sinah, A.; Ozisik, D.; Mariotti, M.; Gladyshev, V.N.; Berkmen, N.

Cofactor specificity switch in celery mannitol dehydrogenase
Minen, R.I.; Iglesias, A.A.; Figueroa, C.M.

A122S, A205V, D376E, W574L and S653N substitutions: functional impact on acetolactate synthase (ALS) of Amaranthus palmeri for fully understanding the herbicide resistance
Palmieri, V.E.; Alvarez, C.; Permingeat H.R.; Perotti, V.E.

Characterization of a phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Torresi F.; Gomez-Casati D.F.; Martín M.

Structural dynamics and the consolidation of protein function by quaternary addition of nanobodies
Pignataro, M.F.; Pavan, F; Sewell, K.E.; Arce, L; Militello, D; Gentili, H.G.; Ibañez L.I.; Santos, J.

Deciphering allosteric properties of a malate metabolizing enzyme through in silico analysis and site-directed mutagenesis
Gerrard Wheeler, M.C.; Arias, C.L.; Mello, JdaFR; Cirauqui Diaz, N.; Rangel Rodrigues, C.; Drincovich, M.F.; Teles de Souza, A.M.; Alvarez, C.E.

12:00 - 14:00
Lunch at home
14:00 - 15:15
Round table: Protein Engineering
Protein engineering for the development of immunogens

Dr. Fernando Goldbaum
Biochemical Research Institute of Buenos Aires (IIBBA), Senior Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Development of multienzyme complexes and improvement of lignocellulolytic enzymes

Dr. Patricio Craig
Enzyme Engineering and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory (LIENBio), Institute of Biological Chemistry - School of Exact and Natural Sciences (IQUIBICEN-UBA/CONICET), Argentina

The scope of the evolutionary coupling enzymes depends on selection pressure

Dr. Julián Echave
School of Science and Technology, National University of San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Chair: Dra. Eleonora Campos

15:15 - 15:30
Coffee break at home
15:30 - 16:45
Round table: Public, public-private financing instruments

Lic. Javier Esteban Martinez
National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation (I+D+i Agency), Argentina

Dra. Roxana Páez
Technical Director of Incubator's INTA Rafaela, IncuVa Technology-Based Agroindustrial Enterprises, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina

Dr. Alejandro Vila
Director of Metalloproteins Laboratory of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario (IBR), Province of Santa Fe, Argentina

Dra. Romina Casadevall
Grid Exponential, Scientific Explorer, Argentina.


Chair: Dr. Martín Blasco

16:45 - 17:00
Beers / Wine at home
17:00 - 19:00
E-Posters session

E-Posters sessions will be held on the Gather Town platform..
Gather Town is an interactive 2D platform replica of real spaces look like a video game, each participant moves freely its avatar using the arrows of the computer keyboard. Participants will be able to move around freely and view the posters of their choice on their computer screen, while interacting with the poster presenter and with the other participants nearby through a video call, launched automatically.
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09:00 - 10:15
Plenary session: "Co-immobilization of enzymes: advantages, problems and possible solutions"

Dr. Roberto Fernández-Lafuente
Institute of Catalysis and Petroleochemistry (ICP), Madrid, Spain

Chair: Dr. Hernán Costa

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break at home
10:30 - 12:00
Oral communications

Moderan: Dr. Matías Asención Diez / Dr. Martín Blasco

Design of nanobiocatalisyts: hybrid materials based on enzymes and biomimetic silica
Ortiz, C.; Ripoll M.; Betancor, L.

Laccase immobilization methodology for enzymatic fuel cells design
Coria-Oriundo, L.L.; Wirth, S.; Battaglini, F.

Flow biocatalysis in microreactors using deep eutectic solvents
Guajardo, N.; Domínguez de María, P.

Simulation of the one-pot operation for the enzymatic production of lacto-fructose syrup in repeated batch mode
Silva, P.; Arancibia, V.; Cid, D.; Romero, O.; Illanes, A.; Wilson, L.

C4 decarboxylases: different evolutionary innovations to feed rubisco
Tronconi, M.; Gerrard Wheeler, M.C.; Saigo, M.; Alvarez, C.E.; Maurino, V.G.; Drincovich, M.F.

Analysis of the expression of two transcripts corresponding to the polygalacturonase 1 gene in strawberry.
Salinas, C.; Villarreal, N.; Martínez, G.; Civello, M.

12:00 - 14:00
Lunch at home
14:00 - 15:15
Plenary session: “Recycle or degrade proteins, that is the question. The amazing Clp system in chloroplasts”

Dr. Eduardo Ceccarelli
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario (IBR), National University of Rosario, Argentina

Chair: Dra. María Victoria Busi

15:15 - 15:30
Coffee break at home
15:30 - 16:45
Plenary session: "Oxidative processes for sustainable chemistry catalyzed by immobilized enzymes"

Dr. Juan Manuel Bolívar
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Chair: Dr. Hernán Costa

16:45 - 17:00
Beers / Wine at home
17:00 - 18:00
  Awards and closing session.