The conference will begin with a reception in the evening of Wednesday, January 4th and will end with a banquet in the evening of Saturday, January 7th, with conferees generally departing on Sunday, January 8th. The General Sessions will consist of invited talks and will be held during the mornings and evenings of Thursday and Friday and all day on Saturday. Conferees will be free in the afternoons of Thursday and Friday to enjoy the many activities available in the St. Pete Beach/St. Petersburg/Tampa area. Posters will be displayed the entire time with dedicated Poster Sessions in the afternoons of Thursday and Friday. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to attend and present their work in poster format.
The Don CeSar Beach Resort is an easy 30 minute drive from Tampa International Airport, which is served by numerous airlines and car rental companies. The St. Pete Beach/St. Petersburg/Tampa area offers a wide variety of outdoor and sporting activities, along with world class museums, galleries, and shopping.
The Enzyme Mechanisms Conferences have brought together academic and industrial scientists to discuss new ideas at the forefront of mechanistic enzymology. The goal is to foster collegial interactions among chemists and biochemists who seek to understand the chemical basis for enzymatic catalysis and regulation of enzyme action and those who apply that knowledge for practical applications.
The conference has been held biennially since it was founded in 1969 by Tom Bruice, Bill Jencks, and Myron Bender. Over the past 48 years, the conference has provided an outstanding forum for the presentation and discussion of the most exciting advances in our understanding of the mechanisms of enzyme action and their application to pharmaceutical design and action and to plant health.