COST Action CM0803 Workshop

“Foldamers: From Synthesis and Folding, to Function”

Leeds University, September 7-9th 2011




Foldamers are artificial molecular architectures inspired by biopolymers. They are defined by their ability to adopt folded conformations. This workshop will focus on synthetic foldamers, their design, synthesis, folding behaviour and functions. The meeting will be the 5th in the series of workshops associated with COST Action CM803 Foldamers: Building Blocks Structure and Function

Attendance will be limited to about 100 participants and registration closes 31st July 2011.


The following distinguished scientists have agreed to participate:


Sheena Radford (University of Leeds)

Ivan Huc (European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, Bordeaux)

Saverio Florio (Università di Bari)

Rudolf Allemann (Cardiff University)


The final program is available through this link.



Abstracts for plenary lectures, oral communications and posters must be submitted before 31st July 2011 to the address:

Please prepare your abstracts by using this template


Registration and Accommodation

A registration pack including book of abstracts, congress kit and certificate of attendance will be provided to all registrants. In addition, a registration fee of £115 is payable which will cover the costs of catering during the conference. 

En-suite accommodation is available at the University of Leeds in Storm Jameson Court at a cost of £42.00 per night and includes breakfast and free Wi-Fi


Registration and booking of accommodation can be completed online via the following link:  

Registration and Accommodation

A credit card number is necessary to complete payment

Further information on alternative accommodation is available through this link.

Registration and booking of accommodation closed on 31st July 2011



Organizing committee

Andrew Wilson, University of Leeds

David Aitken, Université de Paris Sud

Ferenc Fülöp, University of Szeged

Tamas Martinek, University of Szeged

Rosa M. Ortuño, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona





COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

University of Leeds

Astra Zeneca


Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry



Getting to Leeds


Scientific Sessions will be located in the School of Chemistry with accommodation in Storm Jamison Court (Located in Charles Morris Hall). Breakfast will be served in Leeds University Union/Refectory. A downloadable map of campus is available  (note: Chemistry is located adjacent to the Parkinson Building) 


By Air

Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and International cities. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 7 miles away from the University, so is an inexpensive taxi ride away. A bus also runs directly to Leeds City Centre (number 757)


By Train

Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service in addition to regular trains to Manchester Airport. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.



The University campus is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you'll be with us in no time at all:

Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You'll pass Leeds Metropolitan University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the clocktower building. You'll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.


By Car

Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62. Parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage staff and visitors to walk or cycle where possible.

Parking is available on campus on a first come, first served basis, and the charge is £5.00. To use this car park please come to the main entrance by the Parkinson Building (LS2 9JT).