Molecules of Life : Peptide and Protein Science


Symposium: “Peptides & Proteins Molecules of Life”
October 5-8, 2014

Training Course for PhD and Postdoc students
October 8-10, 2014

Chair: Anna Maria Papini (University of Cergy-Pontoise)
Co-chairs: Solange Lavielle (UPMC, Paris) and William Lubell (University of Montreal)

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Symposium: “Peptides & Proteins Molecules of Life”

October 5-8, 2014
Cergy-Pontoise University, Gennevilliers (RER C: Gennevilliers) - France
How to get to Gennevilliers (in french) 


  • Stephen Kent
    Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago.
    "Bringing the Science of Proteins into the Realm of Organic Chemistry"
  • Lars Baltzer
    Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry, Uppsala Universitet
    "The conjugation of small molecules to polypeptides and the role of polypeptide conjugates in drug development"
  • Jean-Louis Banères
    Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, Universities of Montpellier 1 and 2.
    “Signaling through a G protein-coupled receptor: a matter of conformational adaptations”
  • Christian Becker
    Department of Chemical Biology, University of Vienna
    "Chemical Protein (Semi-)Synthesis - Generating Tailor-Made Proteins for Biology and Biotechnology"
  • Alicia Boto
    Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología CSIC, Tenerife
    "Creating Diversity in Peptide Libraries: New Customizable Units for the Site-Selective Modification of Peptides"
  • Ashraf Brik
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    “Unraveling the Mysteries of the Ubiquitin Signal using Chemical Protein Synthesis”
  • Nedjliko Budisa
    Department of Chemistry, Berlin Institute of Technology/TU Berlin
    “Coupling Bioorthogonal Chemistries with Artificial Metabolism”
  • Philip E. Dawson
    Departments of Cell Biology and Chemistry, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla California (USA)
    “Mimicking viral surface glycoproteins using synthetic nanoparticles”
  • Assaf Friedler
    Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    "Intrinsically disordered proteins as drug targets"
  • Fernando Formaggio
    Department of Chemistry, University of Padova
    "Peptaibiotics: investigation of their membrane action by an integrated synthetic and spectroscopic approach”
  • Aphrodite Kapurniotu
    Fachgebiet Peptidbiochemie, Technische Universität München
    "Cross-amyloid peptide inhibitors of protein aggregation in cell degenerative diseases"
  • Galia Maayan
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
    "Metallopeptoids: from structure to function"
  • Derek Woolfson
    School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
    "De novo proteins: faster, better, fitter"


Training Course
8-10 October 2014

University of Cergy-Pontoise, Neuville-sur-Oise (RER A: Neuville-Université) - France
How to get to Neuville-sur-Oise (in french)


Starting with:

Round table: “Standing on the shoulders of giants”

Young Peptide Scientists will have the opportunity to discuss about “The future in peptides” with:

  • Michael Chorev (Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Waleed Danho (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA)
  • Luis Moroder (Max Planck Institut fuer Biochemie, Martinsried, Germany)
  • Claudio Toniolo (University of Padova, Italy)

 Main topics:

  • Post-translationally modified peptides and proteins: synthetic and semi-synthetic strategies
  • Chemical ligation as a challenge to produce glycoproteins
  • Glycosyltransferases
  • Innovation in purification and in characterisation of glycopeptides and glycoproteins
  • Biophysical innovative technologies
  • Surface Acoustic Wave instrument