Applications for this meeting must be submitted by January 14, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
Although more than a century has elapsed since the first synthesis of a dipeptide by Emil Fischer in 1901, the field of Peptide Science is more dynamic and vibrant than ever. The 2018 Chemistry and Biology of Peptides Gordon Research Conference will focus on New Frontiers in Peptide Science. The conference will explore cutting edge advances of synthetic and combinatorial methodologies for the design, engineering, production, analysis, delivery of complex peptides and peptide-like polymers. In addition, strong focus will be placed on translational applications of peptides, including their use as diagnostics, therapeutics, and materials.
The 2018 program will feature invited talks from academic and industry leaders in the field from around the world; poster sessions; and, of course in the GRC tradition, plenty of time for discussion and scientific exchanges to continue to build the peptide-science community. To foster discussion of new frontiers being facilitated by early career scientists, this year’s program will feature a session highlighting rising stars in peptide science. The GRC has several programs to encourage and support attendance by underrepresented groups, which we endorse and encourage application for.
Following the success of past meetings, the 2018 GRC will also be preceded by a GRS organized by young researchers, and a GRC Power Hour for men and women attendees to discuss topics surrounding diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Peptides, Chemistry & Biology of" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page
for more information.
The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by July 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.
Keynote Session: Bridging the Gap Between Fundamental and Applied Peptide Science
Advances in Peptide and Protein Synthesis
Cell Penetration and Drug Delivery
Amyloids and Peptide Self-Assembly
Peptide Design and Engineering
Young Investigator Presentations
Next-Generation Peptide Therapeutics