Nanopeptide 2012: Peptides as Nanomaterials and Biomaterials
Manchester, UK, November 12 - 14, 2012
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Programme Committee

Dr. Aline Miller, University of Manchester

Aline is a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science & the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester having previously been lecturer since 2002. Prior to her appointment in Manchester she held a New Hall Junior Research Fellowship at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University. She is a chemist by training (B.Sc. and Ph.D.) and during this time gained several awards, for example the Sir George Beilby Medal and the Hackman Research Fellowship. More recently she was awarded the Exxon Mobil Teaching Fellowship in 2004 and in 2008 was awarded both the Royal Society of Chemistry MacroGroup UK Young Researchers Medal and the Institute of Physics Polymer Physics Group Young Researchers Lecture Award for her work on self-assembling protein and peptide materials. 

Prof. Louise Serpell, University of Sussex

Louise obtained a BSc. in Biochemistry and Genetics from University of Nottingham (1992) and DPhil. from University of Oxford (1995). After this she went to do a postdoc at University of Toronto, Canada in the laboratory of Paul Fraser and set up independent research group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. From 2000, Louise held a Wellcome trust fellowship at University of Cambridge which she then moved to the University of Sussex in 2003. Louise is currently a Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Sussex with a research group that works on diverse projects centred around protein/peptide assembly from the importance of protein misfolding in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, to the formation of structurally important fibres such as spider silks.

Prof. Rein Ulijn, University of Strathclyde

In 2008, Rein was appointed (aged 34) to a WestCHEM chair in Chemistry. He is the holder of an ERC Starting Grant and Leverhulme Trust Leadership Award and was awarded the 2007 Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal. He previously held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship. He has authored over 80 peer reviewed research articles, 7 patent applications, and given over 80 invited and keynote lectures at international conferences. Since 2004 he has generated a grant portfolio worth in excess of £4.5M with funding from ERC, EPSRC, BBSRC, the Leverhulme Trust, Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) and industry (Smith & Nephew, Johnson & Johnson, Ai2).


Dr. Stephen Hoare, Innov-8 (UK) Ltd.

Stephen has worked for many years in marketing roles in the area of peptide synthesis and life science reagents. He is a member of the Biochemical Society and the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and organised the very successful meeting 'Peptide Arrays as Tools for Study of Protein Interactions' in March 2012 and is now planning Peptide Arrays 2013.