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Friday, July 29th

8:30-9:00 am      Coffee & conversation

9:00-9:30 am      Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Jacqueline Barton (Division Chair, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech)

9:30-10:30 am    Morning Session #1

  • Huimin Zhao (Steven L. Miller Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): “Directed Evolution: Directing a Revolution”
  • Chris Voigt (Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT): Transfer of Nitrogen Fixation Between Species”

10:30-11:00 am    Break 

11:00-12:00 pm    Morning Session #2

  • Lori Giver (Vice President, Biological Engineering, Calysta, Inc.): “From Laundry Detergent to Aquaculture - Applications for Directed Evolution”
  • Peter Meinhold (Co-founder & CTO, Provivi): “How P450 Engineering Led to Isobutanol-based Jet Fuel”

12:00-1:30 pm     Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm      Afternoon Session #1

  • Miguel Alcalde (Staff Researcher, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, CSIC): “My Story at the Frances Arnold lab”
  • Florence Mingardon (Project Coordinator, Total New Energies USA): “From Directed Evolution to a Major Oil Company”

2:30-3:00 pm      Break

3:00-4:00 pm      Afternoon Session #2

  • John McIntosh (Senior Scientist, Merck): “An Unusual Wrinkle in the P450 Fold: Chemistry and Adaptation”
  • Andy Buller (Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech): “The Arnold Lab in 2016: Still Evolving”

4:00-4:30 pm     Closing Remarks

  • David Tirrell (Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor, Caltech)

4:30-5:30 pm     Reception – Dabney Garden