Preliminary Program – Update

Regarding the worldwide situation about the COVID-19, we are sorry to announce that the conference “Cell-penetrating peptides: Next generation delivery systems” will be postponed.

 The new dates for the conference will be
from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th October 2020.

Monday April 27th

14:00 – 14:30 Opening
14:30 – 15:15 Sarah Jones (UK)

“Spermatozoa and Schmidtea mediterranea as alternative models for the evaluation of CPPs and bioportides: Progress towards a non-hormonal male contraceptive and generation of a novel CPP.”

15:15 – 15:40 Christopher Aisenbrey (France)

“The LAH4 system for DNA delivery: The metamorphosis of a model peptide to a medical tool”

15:40 – 16:10 Coffee break
16:10 – 16:35 Hellen O McCarthy (Northern Ireland)

“Therapeutic Nucleic Acid Vaccinations: RALA peptide-mediated gene delivery via dissolving microneedles”

16:35– 18:00 5 short talks (10 min + 2 questions)
18:15 Poster session 1
19:00 Welcome cocktail

Thuesday April 28th

9:30 – 10:15 Pu Chen (Canada) (to be announced)
10:15 – 10:55 Ines Neundorf (Germany)

“Towards the design and biological activity of cell-permeable peptide-drug conjugates”

10:55 – 11:25 Coffee break
11:25 – 12:10 3 short talks (10 min + 2 questions)
12:10-14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:15 Meritxell Teixido (Spain)

“Blood-Brain Barrier Shuttle Peptides, From Discovery to Applications”

15:15 – 15:40 Diana Costa (Portugal)

“Exploring the potential of peptide-plasmid DNA vectors for gene delivery in cancer therapy”

15:40 – 17:00 Coffee break + Poster session 2
17:00 – 18:00 4 short talks (10 min + 2 questions)

Wednesday April 29th

9:30 – 10:15 Henry David Herce (USA)

“Cell-Penetrating Peptides: From molecular mechanisms to therapeutic applications”

10:15 – 10:40 Astrid Walrant (France)

“Contributions of PIP2 to Penetratin internalization biophysical and affinity photocrosslinking approaches”

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 – 11:40 2 short talks (10 min + 2 questions)
11:40 – 12:05 Kaido Kurrikoff (Estonia)

“Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acid with CPPs – Development Towards Mammalian Models and Applications in Biotechnology”

12:05 – 12:15 Closing remarks