Scientific Program

All presentations will be held in the Monte Verità auditorium, poster sessions in the Balint hall. Meals and welcome apero take place in the Monte Verità restaurant the. For presentation abstracts, see the final program and abstract book (pdf).

Tuesday, July 11

until 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 - 09:10
Morning session 1 - Topic 3: Biology & Enzymology
Keynote by Judith Klinman (UC Berkeley): Uncovering new paradigms in catalysis: A long journey of enzymes with isotopes
09:10 - 09:30 Iñaki Tuñon (University of Valencia): Enzymatic Reaction Coordinates and Transition State Ensembles
09:30 - 09:50 Piotr Paneth (Lodz University of Technology): Binding isotope effects as an indicator of the binding site
09:50 - 10:10 Sarah Pati (University of Minnesota): Uncoupling of O2 activation by nitroarene dioxygenases explains high variability in substrate isotope effects of (nitro)aromatic compound dioxygenation
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 - 11:20
Morning session 2 - Topics 2/3: Chemistry & Theory / Biology & Enzymology
Keynote by Lynn Kamerlin (University of Uppsala) - Phosphoryl and Sulfuryl Transfer Reactions: Challenges in Interpreting Experimental and Computational Data
11:20 - 11:40 Andrew Bennet (Simon Fraser University): Advances in 19F NMR Spectroscopy for the Measurement of Competitive Kinetic Isotope Effects
11:40 - 12:00 Benjamin Heckel/Christina Lihl (Helmholtz Munich): Which Mechanisms of Chlorinated Ethene Transformation Lie at the Heart of Reductive Dehalogenases?
12:00 - 12:20 Rolf Kipfer (Eawag): Ab initio molecular dynamics simulation to analyze the strange isotopic fraction pattern of noble gases diffusing through water
12:20 - 14:00
15:00 - 17:30
Poster session

17:30 - 17:50
Afternoon session - Topic 5: Earth/Planetary Sciences & Biogeochemistry
Daniel Eldridge (Carnegie Institution): Estimates of Equilibrium Sulfur Isotope Effects Among Aqueous Sulfite and Polysulfide/Sulfide Compounds: Unusual Fractionation Behavior Arising from Speciation
17:50 - 18:10
Christine Wenk (University of Basel): Electron carriers in microbial sulfate reduction inferred from experimental and environmental sulfur isotope fractionations
18:10 - 18:30
Alvaro Fernandez (ETH Zürich): Poor replication and the accuracy and precision of clumped isotope measurements: implications for calibrations and paleoclimate reconstructions.
19:00 - 20:30
20:45 - 21:30
Evening session - Topic 3: Biology & Enzymology
Keynote by Nigel S. Scrutton (University of Manchester) Updates on using isotope effects to probe mechanisms of tunneling and dynamics in enzymes