4th European meeting in Oxizymes

16.-18. June 2008, Helsinki, Finland

  • Address to the conference place:
    Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki
    (University of Helsinki, main building)

  • Starting time:
    Registration will be open on Monday June 16, at 8:00 a.m.
    Registration is on the 4th floor (Fabianinkatu 33)
    The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m.

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. The next Oxizymes meeting was organized in Naples, Italy, in June 2004 followed by Oxizymes in Oeiras, Portugal, in 2006. Thus, the Oxizymes meetings have now been regularly held and the scope has been extended from fundamental and applied aspects of laccases to oxidative enzymes in general. 

 The Oxizymes meetings have been a great success not only from the scientific point of view, but also in terms of strengthening and generating networks and collaboration between academic and industrial groups.  The idea of Oxizymes is to bring together colleagues and friends working on the field of oxidative enzymes to share knowledge, generate collaboration and to also constitute an incubator for many future project applications to the European Commission.  

Thanks to the contributions of participants we have been able to design a programme of the Oxizymes in Helsinki that covers recent developments on oxidases, oxygenases and peroxidases. Various aspects include microbial physiology and genetics, enzymology, protein structure and structure-function studies, as well as various applications. The Oxizymes programme in Helsinki will include 35 oral presentations and about 70 posters during the two and a half days' meeting.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to express our gratitude to all persons who have contributed to the organization of this meeting, to the members of the Scientific Committee, and in particular to Ms Päivi Vahala from the secretariat. We also wish to thank all our sponsors that provide us extra-funds and finally acknowledge the support of the COST organization, VTT and the University of Helsinki.

We wish you all a fruitful meeting of scientific excellence and an enjoyable stay in Finland.

Dr. Kristiina Kruus
Prof. Liisa Viikari





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