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Peptoid Symposium Series 


Cartoon image of peptoids

The Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute is very pleased to host the 2021-22 Online Peptoid Symposium Series. Organised by an international committee of peptoid researchers, this is a free, online series of bimonthly symposia. 

The symposia started as a way to sustain and grow the international community interested in peptoids and related research during restrictions on in-person meetings, but became so popular they have been continued for 2021-22. Symposia feature keynote talks from the leaders in the field, as well as a mix of shorter invited talks and flash presentations from ECRs. Many of the past talks are available to view below. 


Past Events

16 May 2022: Recording link [passcode: w!Ldpz7@]

  • Amelia A. Fuller (John Nobili, S. J. Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Santa Clara University) "Azole peptoid macrocycle synthesis and structure"

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) "Bio-instructive materials on-demand - combinatorial chemistry of hybrid and cyclic peptoids

15 March 2022

7 December 2021

  • Beihang Yu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory): "Using sequence-defined polypeptoids to understand chain conformation effects in block copolymer self-assembly"
  • Erin Tsai (Louisiana State University): "Unraveling the role of charge patterning in the micellar structure of sequence defined amphiphilic peptoid oligomers by molecular dynamics simulations"
  • Hamish Swanson (The University of Strathclyde): "Minimal peptoid self-assembly: a computational rationale"
  • Josefine Eilsø Nielsen (Stanford University/Roskilde University): "Self-assembly of antimicrobial peptoids impacts their biological effects on ESKAPE bacterial pathogens"
  • Fabiana Cordella (Università di Pisa): "A proline mimetic for the design of new stablesecondary structures"
  • Carolynn Davern (North Carolina State University): "Submonomer synthesis of peptoids containing trans-inducing N-imino and N-alkylamino-glycine monomers"
  • Nicki Frederiksen (University of Copenhagen): "Peptide–peptoid hybrid oligomers as potential antibiotics"

7 June 2021

7 April 2021: Recording link [passcode: .=Ct?Sa9]

  • Claude Taillefumier (Chemistry Institute of Clermont-Ferrand): "Aliphatic monomers as building blocks to control peptoid conformation and structure"
  • Vincent Voelz (Temple University): “Using molecular simulation to understand the role of preorganization in peptoid macrocycle and cyclic peptide binding”
  • Pritam Ghosh (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology): “Chelation of metal ions from natural protein domain by water soluble peptoid”
  • Ethan Weisberg / James Eastwood (Packer Collegiate Institute / New York University): “The New Peptoid Data Bank”

25 February 2021: Recording link [passcode: N$1myAG6]

  • Galia Maayan (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology): "Peptoids as Versatile, Efficient and Selective Bio-Inspired Catalysts"
  • Jumpei Morimoto (The University of Tokyo): "Oligo(N-substituted alanine) as a peptoid with a defined shape in water"
  • Zach Clauss (University of Utah) “A new method for high molecular weight polypeptoids”
  • Abshar Hasan (Univ. of Strathclyde / Univ. of Nottingham): “Chain-End Modifications for Enhanced Antibacterial Activity on Surfaces & in Solution”
  • Matthew Hurley (Temple University): "Metal Cation-Binding Mechanisms of Q-Proline Peptoid Macrocycles in Solution”

27 October 2020: Recording link [passcode: %Mvk21KO]

  • Ronald Zuckermann (LBNL): “State of the peptoid research community” + “Folding Beyond Proteins”
  • Kevin Bicker (Middle Tennessee State Univ.): “Discovery and development of antifungal peptoids”
  • Yen Jea Lee (Gwangju Inst. Sci. Tech.): “Peptoid-conjugated magnetic field-sensitive exciplex system at high and low solvent polarities”
  • Logan Morton (UT Austin): “Peptoid Crosslinked Hydrogels: A Biomimetic, Synthetic Cell Culture Platform with Sequence-Defined Properties”

15 December 2020: Recording link [passcode: Pdrc3z$^]

  • Prof. Annelise Barron (Stanford University): “Potent antiviral activity against HSV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 by antimicrobial peptoids”
  • Prof. Donghui Zhang (Louisiana State University): “Solution self-assembly of polypeptoid block copolymers into 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures”
  • Jinyoung Oh (Gwangju Inst. Sci. Tech.): “Formation of a tris(catecholato) iron(III) complex with a nature-inspired cyclic peptoid ligand”
  • Sally Jiao (University of California, Santa Barbara): "Quantifying polypeptoid conformational landscapes through integrated experiment and simulation”
  • Mingfei Zhao (University of Chicago): “Computational and Experimental Identifications of Hierarchical Peptoid Self-Assembly Pathways”