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10th Peptoid Summit

The Peptoid Summit is a friendly gathering of students, post-docs, and PI’s investigating new directions in bio-inspired polymer research.  Peptoids are a highly designable polymer system, allowing unprecedented control over the their exact chemical structure.  This is leading to advances in a wide range of fields, from biomedicine to materials science.  Our community is growing and we welcome new investigators.  Come join the discussion and help plan the future of this exciting field!  The Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is proud to host this event.

Date: August 10-11, 2017

Location:  Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.

Registration: Registration is closed!  There is room for a limited number of walk-in registrations.  Please e-mail us asap to reserve your walk-in spot if you are interested.

Registration fees: $150 ($85 for students).

Organizing Committee:

  1. Dr. Ronald Zuckermann (Chair), LBNL, rnzuckermann@lbl.gov

  2. Prof. Kent Kirshenbaum (Co-chair), NYU, kent@nyu.edu

  3. Rita Garcia (Operations), LBNL, rlgarcia@lbl.gov

Featured topics:

  1. New synthetic methods

  2. Computation and modeling

  3. Control of chain conformation

  4. Combinatorial discovery technologies

  5. Therapeutic, vaccine and diagnostic applications

  6. Sequence-defined polymers

  7. Protein mimetic materials

  8. Nano/materials science

Technical program: Program details are posted here.  There will be a day and a half of 15 minute oral presentations in the plenary session, as well as a Keynote Address, an open mic Lightning Round, and two  poster sessions.  We are proud to feature 40 speakers from around the globe.   The Peptoid Summit is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Hotel and Accommodations:  Special rates available for Peptoid Summit attendees are available here!

Fun stuff:  There will be a dinner on Thursday evening (August 10th) following the poster session.  Tours of the Molecular Foundry will be available.  There will also be a BBQ picnic on Friday afternoon at a local park, where the collaborative discussions can continue!

Peptoid Summit Sponsors: We are most grateful for the generosity of our corporate sponsors.  Thank you!

  1. AnVen Biosciences

  2. Autodesk

  3. Biotage

  4. CEM

  5. Gyros Protein Technologies

  6. Peptide Solutions (a distributor for Iris BIOTECH)

  7. Wiley: Biopolymers and Peptide Science

Model of peptoid nanotube inspired by: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, 3954 (2016).

The Molecular Foundry is a Department of Energy funded interdisciplinary nanoscience research institute.  The Foundry is a National User Facility whose mission is to foster innovative research in the synthesis, fabrication and characterization of nano-scale materials, as well as train the next generation of nano-scientists.

View of the San Francisco Bay and the Molecular Foundry!

Recent Peptoid Summits

September 2006:  5th Peptoid Summit

August 2008:  6th Peptoid Summit

August 2010:  7th Peptoid Summit

August 2012:  8th Peptoid Summit

August 2015:  9th Peptoid Summit