OxiZymes Vienna will cover the following topics:
The roots of the Oxizymes meetings go back to Cassis, France, where the first meeting, focusing on laccase research, was held in January 2002, gathering a relatively small group of scientists. In the next OxiZymes meetings in Naples and in Oeiras, the scope has been extended from fundamental and applied aspects of laccases to oxidative enzymes in general.
Thus OxiZymes has been established as a platform for scientific discussions and exchange for research focusing on oxidoreductases.
In Leipzig in 2010 it hosted for the first time the International Symposium of Peroxidases, especially focusing on the most recent scientific progress related to structure, function, production and applications of peroxidases.
The main intent was to bring together both meetings that had a lot in common with the ultimate goal to combine research activities on oxidoreductase enzymes and to benefit from expected synergies.
The benefit for the research community was evident, therefore also the meeting in Marseille in 2012 continued to host the Peroxidase Symposium.
Finally, it was decided to combine both meetings to attract an international scientific community interested in all kinds of research on oxidoreductases.
OxiZymes in Vienna will therefore cover recent developments on various copper-dependent enzymes, flavoenzymes, heme peroxidases, catalases and related heme-dependent enzymes.