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The Fifth Symposium on the Alpha-Amylase Family - ALAMY_5 - will be held at the Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,
This is the FIFTH symposium on the alpha-amylase family. The effort to organise this Symposium has been based on the success of the preceding four Symposia, ALAMY_1, ALAMY_2, ALAMY_3 and ALAMY_4 that were evoked by the rapidly growing knowledge on this family and its enormous scope. It has been our aim to make these Symposia platform for informal discussions about the most recent results and international collaborations in the field of the alpha-amylase family in its widest sense.
The scientific program of the ALAMY_5 will be focused again on various aspects of the main alpha-amylase enzyme clan GH-H (i.e. families GH13, GH70 and GH77) as well as of the smaller alpha-amylase family GH57, and even GH119. The topics covered are as follows: (i) structure/function relationships; (ii) novel GH13 subfamilies; (iii) starch and glycogen binding domain as CBM families; (iv) industrial aspects; (v) human health and gut microflora. The “cousin” family GH31 will also be included. Within the sessions the findings on new primary and tertiary structures, specificity and evolution, protein engineering, catalytic and binding mechanisms, and stability and stabilization are expected to be presented. All “amylase-positive” people are equally welcome!
The Symposium will be held in the Smolenice Castle situated on a hill above the small city of Smolenice, which lies at the foot of Small Carpathian Mountains 60 km North-east from Bratislava. The participants will also be accommodated in the Castle. Beautiful natural surrounding and attractive interiors of the Castle create a special atmosphere for scientific discussions, relaxation and meeting friends.
The number of participants is limited to ~80 due to the capacity of the Castle. Therefore the rule "first come - first served" will be used as the main base.
We are looking forward to welcome you in Smolenice!