Conformational diversity is the way of Nature to disclose fundamental properties, as shown in the picture above. We are interested in the mimic of natural oligomers and biopolymers. A deeper knowledge on the conformational and structural geometries at a molecular level allows a fine tuning of macroscopic properties. The use of a bottom-up approach leads to the synthesis of new compounds and materials for many different apllications. In particular we are interested in the development of soft materials for biomedical applications and on the synthesis of amphiphilic molecules for crystallization and stabilization of membrane proteins.