Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop A

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Uncovering the Latest Advancements in Technology for Optimizing the Discovery of Next Generation Peptides

  • Lauren Goodrich Vice President, Therapeutic Discovery, Nimble Therapeutics
  • Cameron Pye Chief Executive Officer, Unnatural Products


This workshop aims to showcase the future of peptide discovery, emphasizing AIdriven computational design and advanced screening technologies alongside optimization platforms and in-vivo peptide display. Gain invaluable insights into these cutting-edge approaches, leveraging them to accelerate peptide discovery, design, and development.

• Advancing in-vivo phage display for identification of organ-specific peptides for high selectivity targeting

• Utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning for predictive peptide design and for optimizing peptide properties • Showcasing advancements and breakthroughs in peptide structural biology with CRYO-EM

• Exploring state-of-the-art high-throughput screening platforms tailored for peptides

Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:30PM

Workshop B

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Improving Cell Permeability & Intracellular Selectivity of Peptides to Unlock a Realm of New Intracellular Targets


This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of strategies to enhance the cell permeability of peptides. Attendees will gain insights into innovative structural modifications and nanocarrier-based strategies, empowering them with knowledge to advance peptide delivery into cells for various therapeutic interventions.

• Exploring chemical modifications and structural alterations to improve cell penetration

• Novel peptide designs and conjugation approaches for increased cellular uptake

• Discussing transporter-mediated and nanocarrier-based approaches for facilitating cellular internalization

• Utilizing cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) and peptide nanocarriers for efficient delivery

• Harnessing membrane transporters and peptide-functionalized nanomaterials for intracellular transport

• Examining advancements in nanotechnology for targeted intracellular peptide delivery

• Uncovering challenges and opportunities in translating membrane-permeable peptides into clinical applications

End of Pre-Conference Workshop Day