Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic – On February 20th and 21st, 2023, researchers from ELI Beamlines hosted a kick-off meeting on Heme Proteins in Action. The event was held at ELI Beamlines in Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic and was attended by experts from Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOC-PAS), Warsaw, Poland, Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre (IoB BCR), Szeged, Hungary, Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, University Pavol Jozef Safarik and Cassovia New Industry Cluster (CNIC) in Kosice, in person and online from Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada.
The primary objective of the meeting was to share knowledge and discuss the latest research findings on proteins, which play a crucial role in various biological processes. The program included presentations and discussions on topics such as X-ray sources, ultrafast dynamics of FAD and NADH cofactors, studies on the catalytic mechanism and structure of sulfide oxidase enzymes, basic research, and drug discovery at the Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, rise of machines, research on ATP synthase, and a visit to experimental halls.
The kick-off meeting was opened by Dr. Krishna Khakurel from ELI Beamlines, who welcomed the attendees and provided an outline of the project. Throughout the meeting, researchers and experts shared their findings and discussed plans for future research. The event proved to be a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn from each other and collaborate on new research initiatives.
ELI Beamlines is committed to advancing our understanding of heme proteins and looks forward to hosting similar events in the future.
About ELI Beamlines:
ELI Beamlines Facility is a leading laser research center and part of The Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC, a pan-European research Infrastructure hosting the world’s most intense lasers. The organization is dedicated to advancing research in the field of laser science and technology. ELI Beamlines – Dolní Břežany (eli-beams.eu)