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Illinois Tech to Host MECC in October

The 39th Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference will be held in Illinois Institute of Technology’s Hermann Hall on Saturday, October 26.

The MECC is a valuable forum for scientific exchange and collegial interactions among researchers working at the forefront of enzymology and its interface with the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. Academic and industrial researchers from more than a dozen states in the Midwest, ranging from Minnesota to Texas and Kentucky to Kansas, will gather at the conference.

 All participants are welcome, although not required, to present research posters at one of two poster sessions during the day. Oral presentations will be selected from abstracts submitted by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and a handful of faculty.

 The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, September 27.

Oscar Juarez, assistant professor of biology at Illinois Tech, is serving as the local arrangements chair for this year’s conference. Nicholas Silvaggi, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is serving as the conference’s program chair.

 Along with Illinois Tech, the conference is sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, Hampton Research, CoALA Biosciences, the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biological Chemistry, New England BioLabs, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Letters and Sciences, Graduate School, and Institute for Drug Discovery.