World experts in enzyme kinetics met in Brno
21. 8. 2019 |
Enzyme kinetics is one of the scientific disciplines, which can not do without the top equipment not only in the field of instruments, but also dynamic software. The world leader in the development of these sophisticated devices and programs is KinTek Corp. Founded by Kenneth A. Johnson.
And on his initiative and with his participation, New Enzymology Kinetics Workshops are held. The thirteenth edition took place at the beginning of the summer for the first time in Europe - in Brno. The main local organizer was prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Prokop Ph.D., member of the FNUSA-ICRC Protein Engineering research team. Thirty-two participants from all over the world gathered at the event, including academic (University of Cambridge, University of Boston, University of Münster, Francis Crick Institute) and commercial area (Roche, MyoKardia, Pentapharm, Tango Therapoeutics, etc.).
Over the four days, participants learned modern kinetic methods associated with high-resolution structural data, which provide a powerful tool for determining reaction mechanisms. Modern kinetic analysis has been described in detail using various kinetic and equilibrium methods using numerous examples of proteins and nucleic acids. The course also focused on developing the path from experimental design to data collection and analysis to gain new mechanistic perspectives. "The workshop was successful not only in terms of scientific content, it also provided a unique space for creating new international contacts," added Professor Prokop in the evaluation of the event.