Academic rates available for SMi’s Peptides Conference June 2014

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May 27, 2014 - PRLog -- -          Two-day event to take place 30th June – 1st July 2014 in London

SMi Group’s inaugural conference focusing on optimisation, extending the half-life and assessing alternative technologiesin peptide analysis will feature 16 leading speakers.

The comprehensive two-day programme features an array of specialists and just some of the sessions featured include:

·         The use of Guanylate Cyclase-C Agonists for the treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Mark Currie, President of R&D, Chief Scientific Officer, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc

·         Targeting Mitochondria with Cationic Amphipatic Short Peptides

Vincenzo Abbate, Research Associate, Kings College London

·         Reviewing peptide engineering for the optimisation of drug like properties

Ved Srivastava, Head, Peptide Chemistry, GSK

Plus an exclusive workshop on extending the half-life of Peptides

Yvonne Angell,Director of Peptide and Protein Chemistry, IPSEN Inc.

Delegates can expect to hear from leading experts including;

• Thomas Vorherr, Director Peptide Discovery, Novartis Pharma AG

• Mark Currie, President of R&D, Chief Scientific Officer, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.

• Nuno Madeira do O, Associate Scientist II, Formulation Sciences, MedImmune

• David Price, Senior Director, Pfizer

• Ved Srivastava, Head, Peptide Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline

• Dieter Deforce, Professor at the University of Gent, Belgium, Member of the Scientific Advice Working Party of the EMA, Gent University

• Dinesh V. Patel, President and CEO, Protagonist Therapeutics Inc.

• Annette Friebe, Head, Late Discovery, Nexigen GmbH

• Christian Luber, Senior Scientist, Novo Nordisk

For further information or delegate booking enquiries contact Fateja Begum now on +44(0) 20 7827 6184 to reserve a place. Academic companies are entitled to attend at a discounted rate of £699, terms and conditions apply. Contact Fateja Begum for more information.

Notes to editor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 20 7827 6168.

About SMi Group

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses  and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries.

We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris and Singapore and to date have welcomed over 200,000 participants from 80 countries.

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Humaira Pilkinton
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