Nanopeptide 2012: Peptides as Nanomaterials and Biomaterials
Manchester, UK, November 12 - 14, 2012
 
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Monday, November 12

15:00

Registration / Coffee & Tea / Exhibition

16:30

Keynote lecture: Silk Peptides in Block Copolymers for Structure-Process-Property Relationships


David Kaplan, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, USA 

17:30

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, November 13


Session 1: Peptide Design

08:45

Programming the Supramolecular Assembly of Peptides


Dek Woolfson, Dept. Chemistry, University of Bristol

09:15

Unravelling Pairwise Amino Acid Interactions in the Collagen Triple Helix


Jeff Hartgerink, Dept. Chemistry, Rice University, USA

09:45

Peptide Nanotubes from Coiled-Coil Assemblies


Vince Conticello, Department of Chemistry, Emory University, USA

10:15

Amyloid fibrils: from pathological to functional materials


Louise Serpell, Dept. Biochemistry, University of Sussex

10:45

Anti-amyloidogenic self-assembled cyclic D,L-α-peptide nanotubes: In vitro and mechanistic studies.


Shai Rahimipour, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

11:00

Coffee & Tea / Exhibition / Posters


Session 2: Peptide Biomaterials & Tissue Regeneration

11:30

Two faces of peptide assemblies: cell scaffolds and immune adjuvants


Joel Collier, Dept. Surgery, University of Chicago

12:00

Responsive peptide based materials for regenerative medicine


Aline Miller, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester

12:30

Lunch / Exhibition / Posters

13:30

Elasticity, cell interactions and vascular repair


Tony Weiss, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, Australia

14:00

Bioengineering of silk proteins for biomedical applications


Thomas Scheibel, Biomaterials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth, Germany

14:30

Rational-design of peptide ligands for integrin ανβ6 leads to promising therapeutic imaging agent


John F Marshall, Barts Cancer institute, Queen Mary University of London

14:45

ProliferateTM – A novel self-assembled cross-linked peptide for 3D cell culture


Don Wellings, Spheritech Ltd., Runcorn

15:00

Cryopreservation of Cells using Peptidomimetic Macromolecule


Robert C. Deller, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick

15:15

Coffee & Tea / Exhibition / Posters


Session 3: Peptide Interactions with Materials & Nanomaterials

15:45

Reconfigurable 3D superstructures from collagen peptides with inorganic materials and the application of peptide re-assembly energy for autonomous motors


Hiroshi Matsui, Dept. Chemistry, Hunter College, CUNY, USA

16:15

Copper sensing with a peptide-modified nanopore


Paolo Actis, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

16:30

Spatial control over the self-assembly of a multi-domain peptide with hyaluronan to fabricate complex bioactive membranes with hierarchical structure


Helena Azevedo, 3B's Research Group - Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Portugal

16:45

Polymerisation Induced Colour Changes of Polydiacetylene Containing Liposomes and Peptide Amphiphile Fibres


Britta Ramakers,  Bio-organic chemistry/IMM/Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

17:00
Non-Covalent Functionalization of Peptide Nanofibers with a Bioplastic-Producing Enzyme
 
Smith Sangiambut, Cavendish Laboratory,University of Cambridge

17:00

Wine / Exhibition / Posters (poster authors in attendance)

 

Wednesday, November 14


Session 4: Dynamic Peptide Systems & Self-assembly

08:30

Towards evolvable soft matter


Rein Ulijn, Dept. Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

09:00

The Systems Chemistry of Peptide Networks


Gonen Ashkenasy, Dept. Chemistry, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

09:30

Spontaneous co-assembly of molecularly designed building-blocks into
hierarchically ordered, dynamic, hybrid macrotubes


Alvaro Mata-Chavarria, The Nanotechnology Platform, Parc Cientific Barcelona, Spain

09:45

The Use of Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for the Characterisation of
the Early Stages of Peptide Self-Assembly Processes


Jason Kalapothakis, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh

10:00

Self-Assembly of Biomolecular Necklaces


Meital Reches, The Institute of Chemistry & The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

10:15

Physics of Self-Assembling Peptides


Anders Aufderhorst-Roberts, BSS, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

10:30

End-to-end self-assembly of RADA 16-I nanofibrils in aqueous solutions


Marta Owczarz, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

10:45

Coffee & Tea / Exhibition / Posters


Session 5: Peptide Hydrogels

11:15

Antibacterial peptide-based hydrogels


Joel Schneider, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, USA

11:45

Cell Responses to Molecular Nanofibers/Hydrogels


Bing Xu, Dept. Chemistry, Brandeis University,USA

12:15

Multi-component Dipeptide Hydrogels


Dave Adams, Dept. Chemistry, University of Liverpool

12:45

Insights into the structure of naphthalene di-peptide low molecular weight gelators from X-ray fibre diffraction.


Kyle Morris, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex

13:00

Time Resolved Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Study of Enzymatic Catalysed Synthesis and Gelation of Ionic Peptides


Jean-Baptiste Guilbaud, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester

13:15

Lunch / Exhibition / Posters


Session 6: Peptide / Polymer Interactions

14:15

Programming and regulating self-assembly of peptide-polymer conjugates


Hans Börner, Dept. Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,Germany

14:45

Amyloid Polymer/Peptide Conjugates: From Self-Assembly Towards Applications in Biomedicine


Ian Hamley, Dept. Chemistry, University of Reading


Session 7: Peptide Nanostructures for Opto / Electronic Applications

15:15

PEPTRONICS. Photocurrent generation experiments through peptide Self-Assembled Monolayers.


M. Venanzi, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche, Roma, Italy

15:30

Session 8: Poster Prize sponsored by the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry

15:45

Close of Meeting