Welcome

We invite you to join us at the 13th Australian Peptide Conference, which will be held at the Oaks Resort (formerly known as QT Resort), Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, from the 8th to 13th September 2019.

The theme of the meeting is “Peptides - Turning the Tide”. The conference organising committee is currently assembling an exciting scientific program containing a mix of peptide synthesis and discovery, engineering, characterisation, structure-based drug design, therapeutics development and technological advances in the field.

Continuing our tradition of holding meetings in a relaxed seaside environment, Port Douglas is one of Australia’s most beautiful tropical locations, with easy access to beautiful beaches, coral reef, stunning National Parks, rainforests, rivers and home to exotic native animals.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Christina Schroeder and Jackie Wilce
Co-chairs, Australian Peptide Conference 2019

Our Sponsors

Confirmed Speakers

Mibel Aguilar Monash University, Australia
Paul Alewood Institute of Molecular Bioscience, Australia
Bobby Arora New York University, USA
Margaret Brimble University of Auckland, NZ
Kate Carroll Scripps Research Florida, USA
Greg Challis University of Warwick, UK
Norelle Daly James Cook University, Australia
Ethan Goddard Borger WEHI, Australia
Lauren Goodrich Roche, USA
Christian Hackenberger FMP, Germany
Harold Janovjak EMBL Australia/Monash University, Australia
Amy Keating Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Yan-mei Li Tsinghua University, China
Norman Metanis Hebrew University, Israel
Les Miranda Amgen, USA
Gottfried Otting ANU, Australia
Kevin Pfleger University of Western Australia
Avril Robertson University of Queensland, Australia
Andrea Robinson Monash University, Australia
Patrick Sexton Monash University, Australia
Martin Schmeing McGill University, Canada
Joel Schneider National Cancer Institute, USA
Martin Stone Monash University, Australia
Craig Smith Deakin University, Australia
Ved Srivastava Intarcia Therapeutics, USA
Meritxell Teixido IRB, Spain
David Thal Monash University, Australia
Nieng Yan Princeton University, USA
Qi Zhan Fudan University, China

Topics"Peptides - Turning the Tide"

Advances in peptide synthesis
Bioactive peptides and cell signaling
Cell membrane interactions and bioavailability
Cell penetrating peptides
Chemical biology
Cyclic peptides
Drug delivery
Drug discovery and development
Glycopeptides
GPCRs and structure-based drug design

Imaging and analytical techniques
Industry, regulation and commercialisation
Nanotechnology
Neuropeptides
Peptide and protein engineering
Peptide vaccines
Peptides and peptidomimetic drugs
Peptides in immunology
Structure function studies and new targets
Transcriptomics/Proteomics

Port Douglas
Located in far North Queensland, Port Douglas is a 67km scenic coastal drive north from Cairns. It’s known for its beach resorts, relaxed atmosphere and as a base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system, and Daintree National Park, home to biodiverse rainforest. In town, Macrossan Street is lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Curving south is popular Four Mile Beach. Port Douglas was No. 3 on Australian Traveller magazine’s list of 100 Best Towns In Australia.

The Oaks Resort is a spectacular resort located on the way into Port Douglas boasting fabulous conference facilities and fresh rooms.

Satellite Meetings

5-7 September 2019

Pullman Sea Temple Resort,

Palm Cove

8 September 2019

Oaks Resort, Port Douglas