The Biological Nanostructures Facility at the Molecular Foundry presents


Cyclic Nspe polymer inspired by: L. Guo, Peptide Science, 96, 596 (2011).

The Peptoid Summit is a friendly gathering of students, post-docs, and PI’s investigating new directions in bio-inspired polymer research.  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. 

  Featured topics:

  1. BulletNew synthetic methods

  2. BulletControl of peptoid conformation

  3. BulletTherapeutic, vaccine and diagnostic applications

  4. BulletNanomaterial self-assembly

  5. BulletProtein mimicry and nanobioscience

  6. BulletPeptoid polymers

  7. BulletCombinatorial discovery technologies

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.

  1. Questions? e-mail Ron!

  1. BulletRecent peptoid videos:

  2. BulletOrigami Chemistry: How to fold a molecule” produced by NBC

  3. BulletSolid-phase Submonomer Synthesis of Peptoid Polymers and their Self-Assembly into Highly-Ordered Nanosheets” in the Journal of Visualized Experiments

  4. BulletShaken, not Stirred” summary of a recent JACS paper on peptoid self-assembly.

  5. BulletRecent reviews of the peptoid field:

  6. BulletPeptoids - Synthesis, Characterization, and Nanostructures”, Comprehensive Biomaterials, vol. 2, pp. 53-76, Elsevier (2011).

  7. BulletSolid-Phase Synthesis of N-Substituted Glycine Oligomers (α‑Peptoids) and Derivatives”, Molecules, 15, 5282 (2010).

  8. BulletStructure–function relationships in peptoids: Recent advances toward deciphering the structural requirements for biological function”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 7, 1508 (2009).

  9. BulletDownload a high-res Summit Poster!

  10. BulletCome study peptoids at the  Molecular Foundry!

What’s Hot!

  1. Check out the special issue of Biopolymers: Peptide Science devoted to papers presented at the 7th Peptoid Summit!

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