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Durham University

Biophysical Sciences Institute

Symposia Series

The Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute is very pleased to be hosting the new, online Peptoid Symposium Series, organised by an international committee of peptoid researchers. This is a free, online series of bimonthly symposia.

The aim is to sustain and grow the international community interested in peptoids and related research. Symposia will feature keynote talks from the leaders in the field, as well as a mix of shorter invited talks and flash presentations from ECRs.

Please contact for more information about registration and submitting an abstract.

Next Event – 25 February 2021

EST 0800 / GMT 1300 / CET 1400 / IST 1500 / JST 2200

This symposium will feature keynote talks as well as flash presentations. These will include:

    Future Events

    Peptoid Symposium Series

    Confirmed speakers Dates

    25 February 2021

    April 2021 (date TBC)

    June 2021 (date TBC)

    If you would like to receive updates about the Peptoid Symposium Series please email:

    Past Events

    27 October 2020

    • Ronald Zuckermann (LBNL): “State of the peptoid research community” + “Folding Beyond Proteins”

    • Kevin Bicker (Middle Tennessee State Univ.): “Discovery and development of antifungal peptoids”

    • Yen Jea Lee (Gwangju Inst. Sci. Tech.): “Peptoid-conjugated magnetic field-sensitive exciplex system at high and low solvent polarities”

    • Logan Morton (UT Austin): “Peptoid Crosslinked Hydrogels: A Biomimetic, Synthetic Cell Culture Platform with Sequence-Defined Properties”

    Recording link [passcode: %Mvk21KO])

    15 December 2020

    Prof. Annelise Barron (Stanford University): “Potent antiviral activity against HSV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 by antimicrobial peptoids”

    Prof. Donghui Zhang (Louisiana State University): “Solution self-assembly of polypeptoid block copolymers into 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures”

    Sally Jiao (University of California, Santa Barbara): Quantifying polypeptoid conformational landscapes through integrated experiment and simulation”

    Mingfei Zhao (University of Chicago): “Computational and Experimental Identifications of Hierarchical Peptoid Self-Assembly Pathways”

    Recording link [passcode: Pdrc3z$^])


    Click here to register for the 25 February 2021 Symposium. If you cannot access the online form please email to register.


    Abstract Submission

    Please use the link below to submit a <200 word abstract for consideration for a flash presentation at the 25 February Peptoid Symposium.
    Deadline: 10 February, 2021.