EEC XXIV in Toulouse, France!

The 24th edition of the Enzyme Engineering Conference (EEC) will take place in Toulouse, France – for the first time! – from 24 to 28 September 2017.

Enzyme Engineering Conference XXIV This international congress, organised by Prof. Pierre Monsan (TWB) and Prof. Magali Remaud-Siméon (LISBP-INSA), is the main discussion forum on new scientific developments regarding enzyme technology and biocatalysis.
It highlights emerging methodologies and focuses on both fundamental and practical aspects of this field.

This conference series typically draws international participation (200-250 people) both from industry and academia.

The specific topics will include:

  • Computational design and artificial catalysts
  • Enzymes and Synthetic Biology
  • Sequence and function-based discovery
  • Structure-Activity-Dynamics-Evolution
  • Biocatalysis I Enzyme engineering I Process development
  • Enzymes and Sustainable Development.

The programme gathers leading international experts in this area:

Wolfgang Aehle, B.R.A.I.N Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
Miguel Alcalde, Institute of Catalysis, ICP, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology, USA (Opening Keynote Speaker)
Yasuhisa Asano, Laboratory of Enzyme Chemistry, Biotechnology Research Center, Toyama, Japan
Kai Baldenius, BASF, Germany
Torben Borchert, Novozymes, Denmark
Uwe Bornscheuer, Dept. Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis, University of Greifswald, Germany
Véronique de Berardinis, Genoscope, CEA, France
Marc Delcourt, Global-BioEnergies, France
Robert DiCosimo, DuPont, USA
Vincent G. H. Eijsink, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Kurt Faber, Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry University of Graz, Austria
Marc Fontecave, Chemistry of Biological Processes, Collège de France, France
Daniela Grabs-Röthlisberger, Arzeda Corp., USA
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hauer, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Molly He, Illumina, USA
Bernard Henrissat, Laboratoire Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (AFMB), France
Don Hilvert, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Yoshihiko Hirose, EnzymeWorks, Inc., Japan
Florian Hollfelder;  University of Cambridge, UK
Dick Janssen, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Dorothee Kern, Dept. of Biochemistry, Brandeis University, USA
Byung-Gee Kim, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
Anu Koivula, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Takashi Kuriki, Ezaki Gliko, Japan
Stefan Lutz, Department of Chemistry, Emory University, USA
Marc Maestracci, Adisseo, France
Philippe Marlières, Heurisko, USA
Alain Marty, Carbios. France
Oliver May, DSM, Netherlands
Karl Heinz Maurer, AB Enzymes, Germany
Vesna Mitchell, Codexis, USA
Joelle Pelletier, Université de Montréal, Canada
Antoni Planas, IQS Universitat Ramon RUll, Barcelona, Spain
Gerard Roelfes, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Olivier Rolland, Energie Nouvelle
Claudia Schmidt Dannert, University of Minnesota, USA
Ulrich Schwaneberg,  RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Eriko Takano, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Dan Tawfik, Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Israel
Andreas Vogel, C-LECTA, Germany
Steve Withers, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

The label “ESOF 2018 – Toulouse, European City of Science” was obtained for this event.

Information & Registration: Enzyme Engineering Conference


Contact: Pierre Monsan (

*About ESOF Toulouse 2018:
The biennial European event will take place in Toulouse “European City of Science” from 9 to 14 July 2018. “Sharing science: towards new horizons” will be the motto of this ESOF 2018 edition, a 6-in-1 event including various sections “Science”, “Science policy”, “Science to Business”, “Careers” and “Media & Science Communication” and a “Science in the City” programme dedicated to the general public. Health and its challenges, sustainable development, transport of the future, the digital world or ethics in science are some of the themes that will be tackled through conferences, exhibitions and satellite events.