The 7th Modern Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis & Its Applications Symposium was held at the Pullman Sea Temple, Palm Cove from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th September 2019.
Continued and exciting advances in all aspects of the science of solid phase peptide synthesis, ranging from solid supports, instrumentation, chemistries and protocols, have allowed the acquisition of ever more complex and large biological targets. These include small proteins, de novo designed peptides with purposely conferred structural properties, cyclic peptides, post-translationally modified peptides and peptide-oligonucleotide conjugates. Importantly, these advances that have allowed access to this diverse array of peptide products have enabled a dramatic increase in the chemical, biological and medical applications of peptides.
This symposium provided a superb opportunity for all practitioners (and interested observers!) of solid phase peptide synthesis, together with those who use synthetic peptides for a myriad of applications, to gather in Palm Cove to discuss the latest developments over two and a half relaxed and convivial days.
- solid supports, protecting groups, synthesis strategies
- microwave enhanced solid phase peptide synthesis
- peptide libraries, arrays, combinatorial chemistry
- cyclic peptides, cell penetrating peptides
- post-translationally modified peptides
- “difficult sequences”
- industrial scale assembly
- industry, regulation and commercialization
- native chemical ligation
- chip-based technologies
- peptide therapy
- industry, regulation and commercialisation
- other themes
We thank everyone who attended and look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Richard Payne, Akhter Hossain and Lei Liu
Co-Chairs, 7th Modern Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis & Its Applications Symposium