Understanding Biology Using Peptides: Proceedings of the 19th American Peptide Symposium highlights many of the recent developments in peptide science, with a particular emphasis on how these advances are being applied to basic problems in biology and medicine. Specific topics covered include novel synthetic strategies, peptides in biological signaling, post-translational modifications of peptides and proteins, peptide quaternary structure in material science and disease, and peptides as tools in drug discovery.
Preface.- Message from the President of the American Peptide Society.- Committees of the 19th American Peptide Symposium.- Symposium Sponsors.- Symposium Exhibitors.- The American Peptide Society.- American Peptide Symposia.- The Merrifield Award.- The Makineni Lecture Award.- Achievement Award for Scientific and Administrative Excellence.- Peptide Society Travel Grants.- Bert Schram Young Investigators? Mini-Symposium.- Young Investigators? Poster Competition.- Abbreviations.- Contents.- Merrifield Award Lecture.- Goodman Memorial.- Peptide and Protein Synthesis Strategies.- Biosynthesis of Bioactive Peptides.- New Themes in Anti-Microbials and Quorum Sensing.- Post-Translational Modifications of Peptides and Proteins.- Towards Peptides as Potential Therapeutics.- Peptide and Protein Design.- Peptide Structures in Material Science and Disease.- Peptide and Protein Arrays.- Proteomics and Emerging Technologies.- Author Index.- Subject Index.
Dr. Sylvie Blondelle is an Associate Member in Microbiology/Biochemistry at Mixture Science, Inc., San Diego, CA and Head of the Biosafety Department at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Her research focuses on strategies toward the development an HIV vaccine through optimization of peptide immunogens. Dr. Blondelle received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Montpellier, France, in 1988.