Prof. Schwaneberg and Dr. Davari visited the 12th annual CGCA conference
The NRW Doctoral Symposium and 12th annual conference of the Chinese-German Chemical Association-West, which is registered as Community of Chinese Chemists and Chemical Engineers in Germany took place on June 26, 2019 in Aachen. Our PhD fellow Haiyang Cui is the chairman of the Chinese-German Chemical Association-West and Chinese Scholarship Students and Scholars Union in North Rhine-Westphalia. Haiyang Cui and Yu Ji, also a PhD fellow in our group, helped the organization of the event together with Chinese fellows from Aachen, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Essen, Jülich and Ulm. Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg gave the opening talk, followed by Dr. Mehdi Davari, head of the division Computational Biology. They talked about how directed evolution can contribute to the redesign of natural proteins for the sustainable production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and how computer simulations can support protein engineering.