Schedule of P&P 2018 conference will be available soon.


Schedule of 2016 conference

9:00 – 9:10 Mouad Lamrani, Marielle Mentek and Shuguang Zhang
Opening remarks, the organizers
Session Chair: Mouad Lamrani
9:10 – 9:50 Uwe Sleytr, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
S-layer 2D crystal lattice in nanobiotechnology and uncommon Arts
9:50 – 10:30 Alan Fersht, University of Cambridge, UK
Reactivation of mutant p53 in cancer cells
10:30 – 11:10 Pierre Yves Dietrich, University of Geneva
Cancer Immunotherapy: past, present and future
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break
Session Chair: Reiko Kuroda
11:30 – 12:10 Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge, UK
Targeting peptide-binding sites on proteins: new chemical tools and selective therapeutics
12:10 – 12:50 David Lane, p53 Laboratory, A*STAR, Singapore
Constrained peptides as therapeutics
12:50 – 13:10 Madiha Derouazi, AMAL Therapeutics, Geneva
Cell-penetrating peptides and TLR peptide agonist—the Swiss Army knife of cancer vaccines
13:10 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 19:45 Self-assembly
Session Chair: Howard Riezman, University of Geneva
20:00 – 20:40 Maria Masucci, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Molecular mechanism of viral oncogenesis
20:40 – 21:20 Daniela Rhodes, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Molecular telomerase structure and recruitment
21:20 – 22:00 Nathan Nelson, Tel Aviv University
Crystal structure of plant, cyanobacteria and virus-like photosystems: towards sustainable photosynthetic energy production
Session Chair: Astrid Gräslund, Stockholm University, Sweden
9:00 – 9:40 The Alexander Rich Lecture
Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Structure and function of ribosome
9:40 – 10:20 The Alexander Rich Lecture
Jean-Marie Lehn, University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France

Towards Adaptive Chemistry
10:20 – 11:00 Ed Boyden, The Media Lab, MIT
New tools for mapping and engineering the brain: optogenetics and expansion microscopy
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:10 Horst Vogel, EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland
Imaging and manipulating biochemical networks: From single cells to single molecules
12:10 – 12:50 Reiko Kuroda, Tokyo University of Science
Mechnogenetics: external mechanical force determines chiralty of snail shells formation
12:50 – 13:20 Marta Rodriguez-Aller, GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland
Opportunities behind characterization and modification of therapeutic proteins and peptides
13:20 – 13:30 Familly picture at Gourgas Park
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 20:00 Self-assembly
Session Chair: Marc Rioult, 3-D Matrix
20:00 – 20:40 Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University
Self-assembly of di-Phenylalanine: structure, function and unusual material properties
20:40 – 21:10 Nicolas Winssinger, University of Geneva
Peptide nucleic acid-programmed self-assemblies in chemical biology
21:10 – 21:40 Robbie Loewith, University of Geneva
Using reverse chemical genetics to probe target of rapamycin signaling
21:40 – 22:10 Iftach Yacoby, Tel Aviv University
Hydrogen production in air grown micro-algae
Session Chair: Anders Liljas, Lund University
9:00 – 9:40 Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Chemical principles of sustained release of peptides and proteins
9:40 – 10:20 Astrid Gräslund, Stockholm University, Sweden
Amyloid beta peptide in Alzheimer´s disease: molecular interactions, secondary structure conversions and aggregation
10:20 – 11:00 Andrew Marshall, Nature Biotechnology
Recent trends in molecular and biotechnology
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:00 Ingemar Ernberg, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Cancer cells representing illegitimate cell type attractors in a state-space landscape
12:00 – 12:40 Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University, USA
Evoking picomolar affinity for protein targets in RNA by a single
phosphorodithioate linkage
12:40 – 12:55 Leila Motiei, Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
Communicating with Fluorescent Molecular Sensors in Biological Environments
12:55 – 13:10 Shai Rahimipour, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University
Targeting the Toxic Oligomers of Amyloidogenic Proteins by Self-assembled Cyclic D,L-α-Peptides: Potential Application for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases
13:10 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 17:30 Self-assembly
18:00 – 00:00 Aviv Foundation Banquet
Hosted by Jack and Florence Aviv
Château d’Avully, France

Latest methods for structure and function studies

Session Chair : Karl-Heinz Krause, University of Geneva
9:00 – 9:40 Matt Auton, Mayo Clinic, USA
Protein folding and misfolding thermodynamics
9:40 – 10:20 Yogeshvar Kalia, University of Geneva
Moving proteins across biological barriers: Effect of physicochemical properties on controlled non-invasive iontophoretic delivery
10:20 – 10:50 Yusuke Nagai, Menicon, Japan
PanaceaGel, a self-assembling peptide hydrogel for three-dimensional cell culture
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break
Session Chair : Yogeshvar Kalia, University of Geneva
11:10 – 11:40 Karl-Heinz Krause, University of Geneva
Stem cell based in vitro models to investigate bioactive proteins and peptides
11:40 – 12:10 Shuguang Zhang, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT
QTY Code: a simple tool for membrane protein engineering
12:10 – 12:40 Aurélien Roux, University of Geneva
Buckling the cell membrane
12:40 – 12:55 Lihi Adler-Abramovich, Tel Aviv University
Controlling the Physical Properties of Peptide Nanotube by Supramolecular Polymer Co-assembly
12:55 – 13:10 François-Xavier Ogi, NanoTemper Technologies
Meeting adjourn

Distinguished guests: Jack Aviv, The Aviv Family Foundation

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