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Delivered as Hybrid Event from 15-17 November 2021
Live In-Person Conference Delivered 15-17 NovemberSheraton Airport Brussels, Belgium

Steven Ballet, PhD
Full Professor, Head of the Research Group of Organic Chemistry at Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Dr. Steven Ballet completed his PhD (Topic: Synthesis of aminobenzazepinones for application in peptidomimetics; promotor: Prof. Dirk Tourwé) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Brussels, Belgium) in 2007. Directly following his PhD training, Dr Ballet went for a first postdoctoral stay in Australia at the University of Adelaide with Professor Andrew Abell. During this stay he applied ring closing and  cross metathesis reactions on amino acid and peptide substrates. As such, dimeric but also ring closed peptide scaffolds could be obtained. More specifically, RCM was used to stabilize ('staple') the helical conformation of alpha and beta peptides. As a second postoctoral training, Dr. Ballet went to the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (Montreal, Canada) for a specialized training in the opioid peptide field. Together with Prof. Peter W. Schiller, he designed bifunctional opioid ligands with dual MOR/DOR agonist profiles and hybrid opioid/non-opioid multitarget ligands. Since 2010 Dr. Ballet is appointed as a faculty member at his alma mater, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he pursues his efforts in the peptide and peptidomimetic field.

Agenda Sessions

  • Development of Generic G Protein Peptidomimetics Able to Stabilize Active State Gs Protein-Coupled Receptors for Application in Drug Discovery