Protein-Protein Interactions 2019

GBP

University of Leeds, UK
Thursday 4 - Friday 5 April 2019
Organised by SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and RSC's Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector in association with PPI-Net

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Synopsis

Virtually all vital cellular processes are controlled by protein-protein interactions (PPIs), including gene expression, proliferation, intracellular communication and apoptosis. The understanding and manipulation of PPIs therefore plays an important role in fathoming the biology of healthy and diseased states. Achieving this goal will lead to new probes of cell signalling pathways or systems biology, and molecular therapeutics for addressing unmet medical need.

To date, only a few PPIs have been the subject of drug discovery initiatives by the pharmaceuticals industry. Given the potential opportunities around modulating more of the estimated >650,000 PPIs, this field continues to generate considerable scientific interest, which has stimulated significant academic and industrial innovation. This meeting will address recent advances in the area. Topics will include: inducing protein degradation using small molecules, protein engineering and synthetic biology, integration of computational and experimental methods to study PPIs, characterisation and identification of new PPI inhibitors and lead optimization challenges for molecules targeting PPIs from case studies in drug discovery.

Speakers from both industry and academia will describe strategies for addressing these challenges whilst showcasing the opportunity for creativity and innovation.

Attendees

The event is aimed at all scientists (including PhD students and those in early career), from industry and academia, with an interest in the understanding or manipulation of protein-protein interactions. This encompasses medicinal and computational chemists, structural biologists, biochemists, chemical biologists, and molecular and cell biologists.

Programme

The full programme will be announced in due course.

Confirmed speakers

Organising committee

Call for papers

Contributions are encouraged from all scientists working on the understanding or manipulation of protein-protein interactions, including PhD students and early career researchers.

There are three options:

An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words, indicating title, authors and preference for presentation option (15 or 30 min oral, or poster) should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 11 January 2019 with the subject line “PPI 2019 - abstract submission”. Oral presentation slots are inevitably limited and will be allocated to achieve a balanced programme. Topics may be results, reviews or plans and may have already been presented elsewhere.

Bursaries

A limited number of student bursaries of up to £350 each are available to registered participants, as a contribution to the cost of registration fees, travel and accommodation.  The closing date for applications, to be made to the conference secretariat (conferences@soci.org)  is 22nd February 2019.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Venue

School of Chemistry
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9JT
UK

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Delegate Fees

Early bird fees before Friday 22 February 2019

GB£165 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£220.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member
GB£60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member

Standard fees after Friday 22 February 2019

GB£220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£290.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member
GB£85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member

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