The ‘Protein-Protein Interactions: the next frontier’ Webinar on 15 September 2020 brought together attendees from all over the world to celebrate the progress made in PPI Science, and discuss future challenges. The event opened on 14 September with a series of pre-recorded talks by Professor Michelle Arkin (University of California San Francisco), Professor Luc Brunsveld (University of Eindhoven) and Professor Akane Kawamura (Newcastle University and the University of Oxford). The next day saw everyone come together for a series of live talks by Professor Adam Nelson, Dr Emily Baker and Dr Zsófi Hegedüs from the PoPPI Team, and Professor Laura Itzhaki from the University of Cambridge. A lively, interactive discussion followed. The Webinar … read more >
Congratulations to Matt and Sergio who recently won prizes for their oral and poster presentations respectively at the School of Chemistry Postdoc Conference in Leeds, December 2019. Matt received the prize of Best Oral Presentation for his talk on the “Use of a generic scaffold for inhibition of α-helix mediated protein-protein interactions”. Sergio received the prize of Best Poster Presentation for his poster on “Query-guided protein-protein interaction inhibition discovery”.
David Andrews recently spoke at ELRIG on the topic of understanding and manipulating protein-protein interactions using chemical biology approaches. A video interview with David for the Scientists’ Channel, in which he explains PPIs, can be viewed here: https://thescientistschannel.com/david-andrews
In March 2019, David Andrews visited Northgate High School Ipswich (his alma mater) to talk to a group of sixth-form students at a careers enrichment lunchtime meeting. During the session, David talked about his career journey from school to his position as Associate Director of Oncology Chemistry, Research & Development at AstraZeneca. He then explained, at a conceptual level, how molecules are designed, using PoPPI’s 3-D models of proteins to help him. For example, he explained the ‘Lock-and-Key’ theory of drug action. The students really enjoyed playing with the models … read more >
Congratulations to Kris who won a prize for her oral presentations at the Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium in Leeds, June 2019. Kris received 3rd place for her talk on peptidomimetic approaches targeting α-helix and β-strand mediated protein-protein interactions.