MedChem 2019 – Peptide Drug Discovery: a Niche Area ?

November 22, 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

The objective of the event is to discuss the multifaceted therapeutic potential of peptides. Topics such as peptidomimetics and macrocycles, protein-protein interactions, peptide shuttles, chemical ligation and main aspects of peptide synthesis will be tackled.

The confirmed speakers are:

Linkers for Peptide Conjugation
Prof. Fernando Albericio, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Synthetic Immune System Engagers – a Peptide-based Approach to Immune-oncology
Prof. Christian Becker, University of Vienna, Austria
From Structure to Function: Peptide Recognition at G Protein-coupled Receptors
Dr Anette Kaiser, University of Leipzig, Germany
Macrocyclization as an Enabling Tool Toward Novel Peptide Drug Candidates
Prof. Eric Marsault, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Targeting Receptor Complexes: A New Dimension in Drug Discovery
Prof. Kristian Strømgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Gate2Brain, Opening the Gate to CNS Therapies
Dr Meritxell Teixido, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain

All participants are invited to submit abstracts for scientific communications. Out of the submitted proposals, 3 Oral Communications will be selected. The other accepted abstracts will get the opportunity to be presented as Posters.

Submission deadline: October 10, 2019

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