8.00AM - 6.00PM EST | 5.00AM - 3.00PM PST

8:00 am Online Registration & Virtual Coffee Networking

8:45 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Larry Drumm President , Biotechnology International Corporation

9:00 am Opening Address

9:30 am Fireside Chat: Accelerating the Adoption of Biocatalysis Platforms into Process Chemistry

  • Jacob Grose Investment Manager , BASF Venture Capital
  • Larry Drumm President , Biotechnology International Corporation

10:00 am Ketoreductase Immobilization by His-Tag Affinity & Advantages Over Classic Immobilization Methods


  • Talk by Purolite Life Sciences

10:30 am Online Networking Break


Grab a cup of coffee from the comfort of your own home office and jump straight into your opportunity to connect with new contacts from active companies in the field and exchange digital business cards. Network and form lasting connections through this exclusive virtual speed networking!

What Technologies are Enabling the Use of Biocatalysts for Industrial Applications?

11:30 am Tools for the Translation of Laboratory Biocatalytic Reactions into Industrial Processes

How to Create the Optimal Design of Enzymes for Different Reaction Classes

12:00 pm Development of Novel Enzymatic Catalysed Reactions for Industrial Applications

  • Doug Fuerst Technology Development Leader , GlaxoSmithKline

12:30 pm Photoenzymatic Catalysis – Using Light to Reveal New Enzyme Functions

1:00 pm From Hit to Process: Imine Reductase Catalysed Synthesis of Amines


Imine reductases (IREDs) are attracting increasing attentions for the reduction of cyclic imines and reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones to give amines , which are widely used for various pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and fine chemicals. Here we showcase these enzymes and reactions they catalyse as well as our knowhow in discovery and engineering of them, and finally share some guidelines and technical considerations for the development and scale-up of IRED catalysed reactions by demonstrating a case.

1:30 pm Online Networking Break

Enabling Biocatalysis by High-Throughput Protein Engineering

2:30 pm Unlocking the Potential of C-C Bond Forming Enzymes by Protein Engineering

  • Paul Race Reader in Biological Chemistry , University of Bristol

3:00 pm Biocatalysis and Complex Molecule Synthesis

3:30 pm Solid, Non-Covalent Formulation of Biocatalysts for Rapid and Accurate Sub-Milligram Dosing to Microtiter Plates and Downstream Applications in High Throughput Screening

4:00 pm Online Networking Break

Innovative Bioprocessing using Enzymatic Cascade Pathways

4:30 pm Discovery, Characterization and Engineering Synthetic Pathways Towards Bioactive Molecules

5:00 pm The Development of a Biocatalytic Cascade Approach to Islatravir

5:30 pm Development of a Biocatalytic Nitroreductase

6:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One

  • Larry Drumm President , Biotechnology International Corporation