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6th Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses
Professor Emma Master (University of Toronto) and Professor Jack Saddler (University of British Columbia) are hosting the 6th Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 10-12, 2022. LignoBiotech 2022 brings the symposium to North America for the first time. Fittingly, the symposium will be held in Canada which has a long history in valorizing its … Read More
Opportunity (at UBC): Research Associate in Carbohydrate-Active Metalloenzymes
A position is available for a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate (RA, post-Ph.D.) to take a leading role in a project on the characterization of copper-containing enzymes in carbohydrate modification. The position will be held within the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), under the supervision of Prof. Harry Brumer. The successful applicant must … Read More
Gordon Research Conference – Molecular Interfaces and Assemblies that Drive CAZyme Action
Professor Emma Master is chairing the Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes for Glycan Conversions with a focus on the Molecular Interfaces and Assemblies that Drive CAZyme Action. July 21 – 26, 2019. See https://www.grc.org/carbohydrate-active-enzymes-for-glycan-conversions-conference/2019/ for more details. Conference description: Carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) transform diverse polysaccharides to renewable fuels, biochemicals, and bio-based materials, and are essential to the digestion of … Read More