25 April 2024

New modalities: Innovations in peptides as biotherapeutics

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SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group

SCI, London, UK

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Prices start from £75.00

Registration closes on Tuesday 23 April at 5.00 pm

Peptides as a drug modality offer several advantages over both traditional small molecules and biologics including improved tissue penetration, simpler more modular design characteristics, accessing previously intractable targets and reduced immunogenic risks. The advancement of peptides as therapeutics has been aided by the development of peptide drug conjugates, and this event brings together world class and cutting edge scientists in the fields of peptide and peptide macrocyclic drug and drug conjugate research. The event will give insights into the challenges posed and also the potential for these drugs to make a real world impact, and to interact with active researchers.


This event will be of interest to academic and industrial scientists, interested in learning the latest innovations in the field of peptide and peptide macrocyclic drug and drug conjugate developments.


Thursday 25 April

Registration and refreshments
Session 1
Introduction and welcome
Dr Mark Frigerio, Bicycle Therapeutics
Combining physicochemical measures with natural intelligence to achieve better efficacy with large molecules
Dr Rob Young, Blue Burgundy Ltd
Cyclic peptide discovery in a more native context
Dr Louise Walport, The Francis Crick Insititute
Lunch, exhibition and posters
Session 2
Bugs, plants and peptides: unleashing the power of chemical ecology for sustainable crop protection
Dr Aurelien Bigot, Syngenta Crop Protection
Peptide conjugates for oncology focused on radionuclides
Dr Gemma Mudd, Bicycle Therapeutics
Refreshment break, exhibition and posters
Session 3
Platforms for the intracellular generation and high-throughput screening of cyclic peptide libraries
Professor Ali Tavassoli, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, Curve Therapeutics
Design and optimization of highly potent, orally bioavailable, PCSK9 macrocycle inhibitors as LDL-cholesterol lowering therapeutics
Dr Elisabetta Bianchi, IRBM
Peptides as antibody mimics
Sir Gregory Winter, Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Networking reception

SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group are committed to promoting diversity and equality in the chemical sciences. We aim to identify high quality speakers for all our conferences with full inclusivity where attendees from all backgrounds are welcome. We are open to offering flexible presentation options. 

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Call for posters
Opportunities are available for a limited number of posters. Interested applicants should send an abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words, indicating title and authors to: conferences@soci.org by Thursday 29 February 2024 with the subject line “New modalities: Innovations in peptides as biotherapeutics – poster submission”. An abstract template can be downloaded here.
Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Before early bird - ends 14 March 2024
SCI Member - £75
Non-member - £130
SCI Student member - £40

After early bird
SCI Member - £125
Non-member - £180
SCI Student member - £70

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Organising committee
Beatriz Dominguez, SCI / Johnson Matthey
Mark Frigerio, SCI / Bicycle Therapeutics
Helen Horsley, SC I /UCB
Kenneth Ling, SCI / Syngenta
Sarah Major, SCI / Dark Blue Therapeutics