About

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 50+ 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.

The 27th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference will be held in Tucson, AZ, January 3-6, 2021. The conference will begin with a reception Sunday evening and conclude with a banquet Wednesday evening. The General Sessions will be held during the mornings and evenings of Monday and Tuesday and morning and afternoon on Wednesday. Posters will be displayed the entire time with dedicated Poster Sessions in the afternoons on Monday and Tuesday. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to attend and present their work in poster format.