Hydrogel-forming peptides have the ability to self-assemble into nanofibres, which can further form 3D networks of entangled fibrous structures, essentially affording a scaffold-like architecture. Within minutes of adding these short peptides to water in appropriate proportions, a gel is formed, hence the characteristic name. A recent pre-clinical study using radiolabelled peptide monomers has confirmed the potential application of peptide hydrogels as drug delivery vehicles. Contributed by Susan J. Tzotzos For more please download PDF file.
EventsOct15Sunall-day 12th Australian Peptide Conference @ Peppers Noosa Resort12th Australian Peptide Conference @ Peppers Noosa ResortOct 15 – Oct 20 all-dayDear Colleague, Join us at Noosa for the 12th Australian Peptide Conference, which will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort, Queensland, Australia, from the 15 – 20 October 2017. The theme of the meeting is “Peptide Discovery and Development – Making Waves in Peptide Science”. This meeting brings together experts not only in peptide science, but in related chemical and biophysical technologies, protein and cellular sciences and drug discovery. We boast a great tradition of collaborations emerging from our multidisciplinary format. Tregear Award Nominate Continue reading →Nov8Wedall-day 3rd International Conference on ... @ Hampton Inn Tropicana3rd International Conference on ... @ Hampton Inn TropicanaNov 8 – Nov 9 all-dayWe are honoured to invite you all to the 3rd International Conference on Genetic and Protein Engineering that is going to be held during November 08-09, 2017 at Las Vegas, USA. Through our theme “Protein Engineering: Exploring the patterns of life”. The conference will explore the recent advancements and new methodologies about protein and genetic engineering. The broad subject coverage of the Congress and its size provide an excellent setting for participants to gain valuable Continue reading →Nov13Monall-day 9th International Conference & E... @ Hotel Novotel Marne la Vallée Noisy le Grand9th International Conference & E... @ Hotel Novotel Marne la Vallée Noisy le GrandNov 13 – Nov 15 all-dayBiochemistry Conference Series gladly welcomes all the participants from all over the world to join the upcoming prestigious event 9th International Conference & Expo on Proteomics to be held during November 13-15, 2017 at Paris, France. The conference includes Keynote presentations, Oral/Poster presentations and Exhibitions. Proteomics Congress 2017 mainly emphasizes on Protein Expression and Analysis, Proteomics Database, Mass Spectrometry in Proteome Research, Proteomics from Discovery to Function, Analytical Proteomics and Genomics, Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics, Proteomics Continue reading →Dec7Thuall-day 7th Austrian Peptide Symposium @ Van Swieten Symposium Hall7th Austrian Peptide Symposium @ Van Swieten Symposium HallDec 7 all-dayThe 7th Austrian Peptide Symposium will be held on the 7th of December 2017 at the Van Swieten Symposium Hall in Vienna. Topics to be covered: Peptide Chemistry and Synthesis Bioactive Peptides Peptide Imaging Structure-Activity Relationship and Pharmacology Confirmed Speakers: Norman Metanis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Martina Marchetti-Deschmann (Technical University of Vienna, Austria) Roderich Süssmuth (Technical University of Berlin, Germany) Oleg Melynk (CNRS Lille, France) Jan Tytgat (KU Leuven, Belgium) Lachlan Rash (University of Queensland, Australia) Continue reading →