Successful 2nd AcES conference on Protein Engineering in Aachen

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We are very happy and proud to announce that we have successfully organized for the second time our very own symposium, the Aachen Protein Engineering Symposium – AcES. This year’s AcES took place between the 7th and 10th of October 2018 in Aachen. The symposium started with a friendly get-together under musical supporting main campus area of RWTH Aachen University. During this scientific and educational conference, we hosted more than 110 participants from 22 academic institutions and 6 industries coming from 11 countries including Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Austria, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Chile, China, and Japan.

Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg opened the AcES by welcoming the participants and congratulating his Post-Doc mentor Prof. Frances H. Arnold for winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry for directed evolution of enzymes. Our invited speakers were protein engineering leaders from academia and industry, who provided an overview of the state-of-the-art methodologies in protein engineering focusing on enzyme discovery, computational and structural biology, diversity generation and high-throughput screening. Success stories in industrially applied enzymes, emerging applications in biomaterials and integrated bioeconomy were also highlights of this year’s AcES. The symposium concluded with a special session regarding protein engineering and catalysis.

We thank all the participants and speakers for their contribution. A very big thanks goes to the AcES organization team and the coworkers of Schwaneberg group. The next AcES will take place in September 2020. Further information will be available online under AcES Website.


Impressions of the AcES 2018