Advances in Peptide and Protein Chemistry (#6)

Peptide and protein chemistry have grown from roots in the study of the synthesis and biology of natural examples to applications as major sources for innovation in many disciplines including medicine, materials science and nanotechnology. This symposium highlights recent achievements in the design and synthesis of the parent structures as well as surrogates to mimic their form and enhance their function, including strategies featuring synthesis and utilization of non-natural amino acids and novel scaffolds, de novo design, computation-based methods, and molecular diversity approaches. Focus on collaborative research will demonstrate contemporary fields and future directions in which these molecules have gained importance as tools, probes, and materials with applications in catalysis, diagnostics, pharmaceutics, energy, nanotechnology, and medicine. The growth in applications in various fields has been matched by a dynamic expansion of synthetic methods for procuring these poly-amide structures and peptidomimetics.
The symposium will feature 5 sessions, centered on the following topics:
1) Medicinal applications of peptides, proteins and their mimics
2) Synthetic methods for making peptides, proteins and their mimics
3) Folding, reactivity and catalysis of peptide structures
4) Peptide and protein structures in molecular recognition, receptor affinity and chemical-biology
5) Peptide structures in materials science and supramolecular chemistry

Invited Speakers Include: Rita P.-Y. Chen (TW), David Craik (AU), Norelle Daly (AU), Philip E. Dawson (US), William DeGrado (US), Ikuo Fujii (JP), Shiroh Futaki (JP), Giovanna Ghirlanda (US), Jia-Cherng Horng (TW), Shelli McAlpine (AU), Hisakazu Mihara (JP), Richard Payne (AU), David Perrin (CA), Lachlan Rash (AU), Alan Saghatelian (US), Joel Schneider (US), Jumi Shin (CA), Gregory Tew (US), John Vederas (CA), Ronald Wetzel (US), Andrei Yudin (CA), Yasushi Kajihara (JP)
Last update: Dec 28, 2015