Topics and Sessions
Selected Oral Talks
will be decided in June 2019
Registration and Abstracts
Fees and Payments
The journal "Amylase"
The Seventh Symposium on the Alpha-Amylase Family - ALAMY_7 - will be held at the Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,
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 scientific programme of the ALAMY_7 will traditionally be focused 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 families - mainly GH57, but also GH119 and even GH126. The “cousin” families, like GH14 and GH15 as well as GH66, GH97 and GH133 will also be included. Based on recent discoveries, also the starch active lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) from the family AA13 can equally be presented. Any aspects of starch and glycogen (in general an alpha-glucan) binding as distinct CBMs and/or surface-binding sites are in the scope as well. This time, health and medical aspects of starch and glycogen metabolism together with food quality for the presence and future will be emphasized. Within the sessions the findings on new primary and tertiary structures, specificity and evolution, protein engineering and design, catalytic and binding mechanisms, stability and stabilization, and various industrial aspects are expected to be presented. All “amylase-positive” people are equally welcome!
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.
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We are looking forward to welcome you in Smolenice!