Thanks to everyone who registered and submitted abstracts. The program for the meeting is now set and can be seen below. See the bottom of this page to download the abstract book and full program. If you are presenting a poster you can find your poster number there.

Schedule of events

All times are in CDT (Chicago time)

7:45 AM Registration and breakfast begins (Technological Institute Lobby)

8:20 AM Opening remarks (Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute)

Program chair: Rebecca Switzer, Bucknell University 

8:30-10:00 AM Session 1        (Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute)

Session Chair: Mark Snider, The College of Wooster

8:30 Bobby Zhang, Western Michigan University

Ancestral Evolution of Oxidase Activity in a Class of Nicotine Degrading Flavoenzymes

9:00 Chang Cui, Harvard University

Probe Conformational Dynamics of Ribonucleotide Reductase Using 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA)

9:30 Hao Yang, Northwestern University

Biological Radical Initiation Investigated with Photoinduced Electron Transfer Among Radical SAM Enzymes

10:00 AM Coffee break (Technological Institute Lobby)

10:30-12:00 PM Session 2 (Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute)
Session Chair: Todd Eckroat, Penn State Behrend

10:30 Andrew Buller, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Development of Metallo-hydrogen Atom Transferases with a New-to-nature Cofactor

11:00 Abigail Vargas, Loyola University Chicago

Structural and Mechanistic Studies Reveal the Unexpected Mechanism of Inactivation of Human Ornithine Aminotransferase by a Cyclohexene Analogue of γ-Aminobutyric Acid

11:30 Kaylen Meeks, University of Missouri

Novel Fragment Inhibitors of PYCR1 from Docking-Guided X-Ray Crystallography Screening

12:00 PM Lunch – pizza and non-alcoholic drinks provided (Silverman Hall East)

12:30-2:00 PM Poster Session #1 – Posters 1 – 37 presented (Silverman Hall East)

lunch continues through the poster session

2:00-3:30 PM Session 3 (Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute)

Session Chair: Elizabeth Trimmer, Grinnell College

2:00 Frank Tucci, Northwestern University

 In Situ Structures of Particulate Methane Monooxygenase

2:30 Rajnandani Kashyap, Saint Louis University 

CryoEM Reveals the Structural Origins of Asymmetric Electron Transfer in Nitrogenase-like Enzymes

3:00 Amr El-Araby, University of Notre Dame

Catalytic Process of Anhydro-N-Acetylmuramic Acid Kinase (AnmK) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa

3:30-5:00 PM Poster session #2 – Posters 38 71 presented (Silverman Hall East)

 beer and wine provided

5:00 PM Keynote Session (Ryan Auditorium)

 Session Chair: Rebecca Switzer, Bucknell University

Keynote speaker: Todd Washington, University of Iowa

5:55 PM Announcement of poster awards

6:00 PM Closing remarks

 MECC 2023 concludes


 Download Program and Abstract Book here.