Oxford Global Peptides Congress 2014 London

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  • Oxford Global Con­fer­ences are proud to present the Pep­tides Con­gress 2014 tak­ing place April 3 – 4, 2014 at the Novo­tel Lon­don West, Lon­don, United King­dom. Our esteemed experts will explore recent devel­op­ments in pep­tide research from dis­cov­ery and syn­the­sis through to opti­mal engi­neer­ing tech­niques and ther­a­peu­tic applications.

    The pop­u­lar­ity of pep­tide ther­a­peu­tics has increased sig­nif­i­cantly in recent years; the num­ber of new pep­tides enter­ing the clinic has dou­bled, and pep­tide ther­a­pies in the US have achieved sales over $1 bil­lion. The Pep­tides Con­gress will bring together key deci­sion mak­ers and researchers in this revi­talised field. On Day One, the Con­gress will exam­ine var­i­ous pep­tide dis­cov­ery and syn­the­sis tech­niques, whilst look­ing in detail at the design and pro­duc­tion of pep­tide libraries and arrays, as well as syn­the­sised and mod­i­fied pep­tides. Our inter­na­tion­ally renowned speak­ers will also give a detailed insight into protein-​protein inter­ac­tions and the pro­duc­tion of bioac­tive peptides.

    Due to their com­pelling poten­tial, many major phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals are see­ing a resur­gence of pep­tide use in their pipelines. The ther­a­peu­tic poten­tial of pep­tides is being embraced by the indus­try, and offers many novel oppor­tu­ni­ties for drug dis­cov­ery. Day Two of the Con­gress will see dis­cus­sions focus on pep­tide engi­neer­ing, includ­ing pep­tidomimet­ics and pep­tide con­ju­ga­tion, as well as cell-​penetrating pep­tides for mol­e­c­u­lar imag­ing. Addi­tion­ally, our experts will dis­cuss the poten­tial of antimi­cro­bial pep­tides in immunother­apy and as pro­tease inhibitors in drug discovery.

    Con­gress Topics

    Pep­tide Dis­cov­ery and Synthesis

    • Pep­tide Library, Dis­play and Array Technologies
    • Pep­tide Syn­the­sis; Biosyn­the­sis and Mod­i­fied Peptides
    • Ratio­nal and Structure-​Based Design of Novel Peptides
    • Pep­tide Self-​Assembly; Pro­duc­ing Mol­e­c­u­lar Build­ing Blocks
    • Dis­cov­er­ing and Pro­duc­ing Bioac­tive Peptides
    • Small Mol­e­cules to Inhibit Protein-​Protein Interactions

    Pep­tide Devel­op­ment and Optimisation

    • Design­ing Opti­mal Pep­tides; Peptidomimetics
    • Pep­tide Con­ju­ga­tion Techniques
    • Cell Pen­e­trat­ing Pep­tides in Mol­e­c­u­lar Imag­ing and Drug Delivery
    • Antimi­cro­bial Pep­tides in Immunotherapy
    • Dis­cov­ery and Devel­op­ment of Pro­tease Inhibitors
    • Peptide-​Based Drug Discovery
    • Pep­tide Cat­a­lysts and Enzyme Mimicry

    Con­firmed speakers

    • Maria A Bednarek – Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist and Head of Pep­tide Chem­istry, MedImmune
    • Andrew A Young – VP and Head, Enteroen­docrine Biol­ogy, GlaxoSmithKline
    • Fer­nando Alberi­cio – Gen­eral Direc­tor, Barcelona Sci­ence Park, Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­sity of Barcelona, Group Leader, Barcelona Bio­med­ical Research Institute
    • Chan­tal Alcouffe – Med­i­c­i­nal Chemist Group Leader, Sanofi
    • Brian Austin – Pro­fes­sor of Pro­tein Sci­ence, St George’s Uni­ver­sity of London
    • Christophe Bonny – CSO, Bicy­cle Therapeutics
    • Anna Collen – Direc­tor Reagent and Assay Devel­op­ment, AstraZeneca
    • Filip Cuy­ck­ens – Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist – Head of Ana­lyt­i­cal Sci­ences, Janssen
    • Dar­ryl Davis – Prin­ci­pal Research Sci­en­tist, Janssen Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal R&D
    • Ste­fan Geschwind­ner – Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist Bio­physics & iCoach , AstraZeneca R&D
    • Fab­rizio Gior­danetto – Project Leader and Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, AstraZeneca
    • Chris Her­ring – Man­ager, Head of Pro­tein Sci­ences, GlaxoSmithKline
    • Eike Hoff­mann – Senior Sci­en­tist and Group Leader, Roche Diagnostics
    • William J. Lam­bert – Fel­low, Drug Deliv­ery and Device Devel­op­ment, MedImmune
    • Jes­per Lau – Vice Pres­i­dent, Dia­betes Pro­tein & Pep­tide Chem­istry, Novo Nordisk
    • Spiros Liras – VP, CVMED Med­i­c­i­nal Chem­istry, Pfizer
    • Tom Lough­man – Direc­tor of API Devel­op­ment, Ipsen, Ireland
    • Les Miranda – Direc­tor, Pep­tide Research & Dis­cov­ery, Ther­a­peu­tic Dis­cov­ery, Amgen
    • Adrian Pod­more – For­mu­la­tion Sci­en­tist, MedImmune
    • Joel Richard – Vice Pres­i­dent Pep­tides, CMC & Engi­neer­ing, Ipsen
    • Volker Schel­len­berger – Pres­i­dent, Amu­nix Oper­at­ing Inc
    • Michael Shapiro – Direc­tor of Ana­lyt­i­cal Chem­istry, Pfizer
    • Gra­ham Simp­son – Head, Ther­a­peu­tic Pep­tide CPU, GlaxoSmithKline
    • Ronald Swan­son – Sr. Direc­tor of Lead Dis­cov­ery and Opti­miza­tion for Bio­log­ics Research, Janssen Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals Biotech­nol­ogy Cen­ter of Excellence
    • Janos T. Kodra – Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, Pro­tein & Pep­tide Chem­istry 3, Novo Nordisk
    • Thomas Vorherr – Direc­tor Pep­tide Dis­cov­ery, Novar­tis Insti­tutes for Bio­Med­ical Research

    Who will attend

    The Pep­tides Con­gress is an exclu­sive event con­sist­ing of world-​class keynote addresses and panel dis­cus­sions designed specif­i­cally for senior level atten­dees from lead­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, biotech­nol­ogy, diag­nos­tics, aca­d­e­mics, gov­ern­ment, CRO and solu­tion provider companies.

    Del­e­gates typ­i­cally include VPs, Direc­tors, Man­agers and Heads of:

    • Mol­e­c­u­lar Biology
    • Pep­tide Development
    • Pep­tide Optimisation
    • Bio­log­ics Drug Discovery
    • Bio­log­ics Research
    • Tech­nol­ogy Innovation
    • Pro­tein and Pep­tide Chemistry
    • Ther­a­peu­tic Pep­tide Chemistry
    • Dis­cov­ery Technologies

    Sub­mit a poster

    For atten­dees inter­ested in sub­mit­ting a poster, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties now avail­able. Your poster pre­sen­ta­tion will be located in the exhi­bi­tion room for two days along­side other posters from senior sci­en­tists from the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try and aca­d­e­mic institutions.

    How to sub­mit your abstract

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Prin­ci­pal author, Organisation
    • Mail­ing address, Email, Tele­phone, Fax
    • Addi­tional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £125 will be required. The poster should be pre­sented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) por­trait size.

    To take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity you need to be reg­is­tered as a paid del­e­gate over the 2 days. We have lim­ited spaces avail­able, so reg­is­ter soon!

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