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The journal "Amylase"
The Eighth Symposium on the Alpha-Amylase Family - ALAMY_8 - will be held at the Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,
The Symposium will traditionally 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 detailed scientific programme of the ALAMY_8 is right now under a discussion, but it 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. Starch active lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) from the family AA13 can equally be presented. And, of course, 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 (CBM families 20, 21, 25, 26, 34, 41, 45, 48, 53, 58, 68, 74, 82 and 83).
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.
Please visit this page soon again and then rather frequently for updates, thank you.
We are extremelly looking forward to welcoming you in Smolenice!