September 2019

Prof. Nair goes to Enzyme Engineering XXV! (Sept 15-19)
Prof. Nair presents Joe’s work on tagatose synthesis in beautiful Whistler, BC, Canda. (link, tweet, tweet)
Prof. Nair also organizes the poster session along with Prof. Bian Wu (CAS). Thanks to all the volunteer judges and congratulations to the 4 poster prize winners!

Joe’s paper is accepted in Nature Communications! (Sept 13)
Congratulations, Joe! A fantastic achievement! Link to publisher’s website coming when available. But for now, please find it at bioRxiv.
We did have to change the title because the journal does not allow commas, so the original manuscript titled:
“Surpassing Thermodynamic, Kinetic, and Stability Barriers to Isomerization Catalysis for Tagatose Biosynthesis”
is now renamed to:
“Galactose to Tagatose Isomerization at Moderate Temperatures with High Conversion and Productivity”

Lab group photo has been updated! (Sept 10)

September 2019 group photo. (L-R) Front: Debika, Karishma, Prof. Nair, Daniel, Sean, Joe. Back: Aaron, Zac, Todd, Trevor, Bruno, Vikas. (Alexis & Athreya not present)