Peptide Arrays 2013
Edinburgh, UK, September 3 - 4, 2013
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Organising Committee.

Prof. Robin Leatherbarrow, Imperial College London.

Robin Leatherbarrow is Chair of Chemical Biology and Head of the Chemical Biology Section within the Chemistry Department. He is one of the leading UK chemical biologists and has been greatly involved in the promotion and development of this new area of chemistry over recent years. His research is concerned with molecular recognition between proteins and their ligands, which involves a multidisciplinary blend of physical and biological sciences, ranging from structural biology, through enzymology to synthetic chemistry. A leading exponent of protein engineering, he was involved at the outset in pioneering work in this area along with Sir Alan Fersht. Since then, he has advanced methods to study ligand binding, particularly concerning enzyme-inhibitor interactions. His work on the study and rational design of enzyme inhibitors has attracted considerable industrial interest from leading pharmaceutical companies. Most of his research efforts involve the application of biophysical or chemical tools to new areas of biology. He has particular interest in peptide synthesis, modern enzymology and developing new enzyme inhibitors. Biological interests include the action of protease enzymes as well as other peptide-modifying enzymes.

Dr. George Baillie, University of Glasgow.

George Baillie is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Biomedical & Life Science, University of Glasgow. The main thrust of the work done in his laboratory concerns the crucial events regulated by cyclic AMP in a range of cells but particularly in cardiac cells. Recent evidence suggests that many of the tightly controlled signalling events that orchestrate normal heart function are modulated by the compartmentalisation of both phosphodiesterases and Protein Kinase A (PKA). 

Dr. Stephen Hoare, Peptide Conferences

Stephen Hoare was Director of Marketing for Novabiochem for a number of years and was also responsible for the Novabiochem Instruments range of peptide synthesis insruments. More recently he has worked in different marketing roles in the life science reagents market. Innov-8 (UK) Ltd. is his consultancy and marketing services company and he also works with INTAVIS in the UK market. He has established Peptide Conferences to run high quality conferences in the peptide sciences.