Professor of Chemistry Sharon Burgmayer and Cassandra Gates, M.A.' 19, and Haley Varnam, A.B./M.A. '19, participated in the Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes Conference XI held in Potsdam, Germany, in July. Burgmayer and Gates gave invited talks. Varnam presented a research poster.
Burmayer's talk looked at the "Roles for Pterin in Moco" and Gates's was on "Protonation-induced redox reactivity in synthetic models of the mononuclear molybdenum cofactor."
Varnam will remain in Potsdam this coming year as a Fulbright Fellow to work in the labs of Prof. Silke Leimkühler, who was the chair of the research conference.
The international conference MoTEC (Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes Conference) meets every two years and is attended by scientists from more than 20 countries around the globe whose work spans chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, medicine, pharmacology and environmental science.