CTO, Pepticom Ltd.
The addition of computational peptide discovery to existing methodologies presents new opportunities for both academia and industry. In this talk I will introduce Pepticom’s computational discovery platform, cover the problem at hand and its solution complexity. This will be followed by a short summary of successful discovery stories including: A chaperone that rescues a misfolded protein; protein-protein interaction chaperones; and cyclic immunomodulators composed of both L and D amino acids. Finally, I will share Pepticom’s long term vision of an end-product integrated discovery platform.
Amit Michaeli is a Co-founder and CTO of Pepticom since 2011, in charge of peptide discovery algorithm development. Amit Received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, an M.B.A. in Finance and M.Sc. in Human Genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Amit's Ph.D. thesis utilized concepts from the world of financial portfolio optimization in peptide discovery algorithms.