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Dr. Jaroslaw Ruczynski
University of Gdansk, Poland
Email: jaroslaw.ruczynski@ug.edu.pl

16th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides @ Centro Congressi University of Naples "Federico II"
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day


The 2018 Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides once again brings together leading scientists from academia and pharma and biotech industries to present most advanced studies in peptide science.

After the first edition in 1988, the 2018 workshop, 30 years from the beginning, will be the 16th edition of this internationally well known meeting and is entitled to “The exciting role of peptides in life-science”.

The workshop is scheduled on June 7th-9th 2018 and will be held in Napoli (Italy) at the Centro Congressi of University of Naples “Federico II”.

The workshop starts in the morning of Thursday June 7th; six sessions with plenary lectures, key notes and oral presentations and two poster sessions are scheduled.

A peptide showcase is also scheduled to give the opportunity to companies developing peptide therapeutics and related technologies to present their perspectives on the current and future strategies.

Structure-activity relationship studies have always been a key feature  and the most relevant aim of the various editions of the Naples  Workshop, gathering peptide chemists interested in improving the biological properties of native peptides and convert them into more drug-like compounds.

The focus of the 16th edition of the workshop foresees the emerging and challenging developments of peptides in many fields such as Chemical Biology, Immunology, Antimicrobial Activity, Diagnostic and therapeutic applications, Peptide mimetics, Chemical Ligation and Bioconjugation, Folding and Aggregation.

Contributions concerning experimental and theoretical aspects in these topics are encouraged.

The meeting is held under the auspices and the sponsorship of The European Peptide Society, the Italian Peptide Society, and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).

Chairman of the workshop: prof. Giancarlo Morelli

Peptides and conjugates for tumor targeting, therapy and diagnosis – RiminiPeptides2018 @ Campus of Rimini of the University of Bologna
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day

It is for us a pleasure to announce that the congress “RiminiPeptides2018 – Peptides and conjugates for tumor targeting, therapy and diagnosis” will be held in Rimini/Italy on June 16-18, 2018.

The conference is organized by the University of Bologna in association with the EU Horizon 2020 Network Magicbullet and supported by the Italian Chemical Society, the Italian Peptide Society, and the European Peptide Society.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to participate in RiminiPeptides2018.

Call for papers: we solicit the submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations. For info about registration and abstract submission, please visit the website.

Thanks to the support of the Sponsors, we have the opportunity to offer free registration to selected young presenters, and in general in support of presentations of particular relevance to the topics of the meeting; to apply for, please contact: luca.gentilucci@unibo.it

We are confident that you will appreciate the scope and quality of the scientific program and the beautiful city of Rimini, and look forward to seeing you in 2018 in Rimini. Details on conference are available in our website.

We look forward to welcoming you in Rimini in 2018.

With best regards,

Chaipersons: Prof. Norbert Sewald (norbert.sewald@uni-bielefeld.deInizio) and Prof. Cesare Gennari (cesare.gennari@unimi.it),

Local Organizing Committee: Prof. Luca Gentilucci (luca.gentilucci@unibo.it) and Prof. Vincenzo Tumiatti (vincenzo.tumiatti@unibo.it)

5th International Conference on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day

Organic Chemistry Conference is glad to welcome all the participants, Eminent leaders of chemistry, Professors, researchers, delegates, Students, business experts and officials from everywhere throughout the globe at “5th International Conference on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry” schedule on July 12-13, 2018 at Paris, France, which include keynote sessions, oral talks, publication showcases, Exhibition and Workshops.

PepMat 2018 @ Birkbeck College Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

PepMat 2018, the Third International Conference on Peptide Materials for Biomedicine and Nanotechnology. This is the third in a series of international conferences on the subject of Peptide Materials. It is to be held in central London, Jul 16-18 2018. The previous meetings were in Barcelona (2016) and Sorrento  (2013).

Organizing Committee:

Chair: Ian Hamley (University of Reading, UK)
Mariano Venanzi (University of Rome – Tor Vergata, Italy)
Alethea Tabor (University College London, UK)
Carlos Aleman (Polytechnic of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)
Annette Beck-Sickinger (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Ulf Diederichsen (Göttingen, Germany)

Confirmed speakers include:

David Andreu (Barcelona)
Helena Azevedo (Queen Mary University, London)
Arindam Banerjee (Kolkata)
Ehud Gazit (Tel Aviv)
Mustafa Guler (Chicago)
Sophie Jackson (Cambridge)
Jian Lu (Manchester)
Silvia Marchesan (Trieste)
Pierangelo Metrangolo (Milan)
Alessandro Moretto (Padua)
Alberto Saiani (Manchester)

Registration open:

35th European Peptide Symposium, 35EPS @ The Helix Conference Centre, Dublin City University (DCU)
Aug 26 – Aug 31 all-day


On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join in the 35th European Peptide Symposium, 35EPS, on 26-31 August 2018 at the Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. The conference will take place at the Helix, purpose built conference venue associated with the Dublin City University. The Helix is located approximately 5 km north of Dublin city centre short distance away from the Dublin International Airport. The scientific sessions, poster sessions and exhibition will take place in the Helix and its adjacent rooms. Dublin City University has state-of-the-art on-site accommodation and restaurants and cafes which will cater for conference delegates.

The executive council, the scientific advisory board, and the program committee hope to make the 35EPS conference an exciting and memorable scientific event. You will also have the opportunity to visit a hospitable and attractive city with many cultural attractions. We look forward to meeting you in Dublin in August 2018.

Chandralal Hewage
35EPS Symposium Chairman

Download 35EPS Flyer

Latest Advances in the Formulation & Stabilisation of Protein and Peptide Drugs @ Holiday Inn Oxford Circus
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

A Two-Day Intensive Course with the Emphasis on Formulation and Dosage Form Design Strategies, Analytical Methods and Excipient Choices

Course Background and Objectives

To provide attendees with

  • a solid understanding of the most common mechanisms of protein degradation;
  • an overview of where pharmaceutical proteins are most likely to be damaged during bioprocessing and storage;
  • the physical basis for the aggregation and solubility behaviour of polypeptides;
  • descriptions of the most important analytical tools needed in formulation development, especially for aggregate quantitation and characterisation;
  • an overview of the latest advances in protein formulation development;
  • an appreciation of the importance of packaging in product performance;
  • detailed strategies for stabilization of peptides as well as proteins.

In addition to lectures, the course will include individual and group exercises for evaluating the suitability of various formulations of pharmaceutial proteins

Key Benefits of Attending

Pharmaceutical macromolecules, whether proteins or peptides, are highly susceptible to degradation throughout the development process. From the time the active pharmaceutical ingredient is synthesized, it is subjected to stresses that can induce damage. For example, the processes of isolation, purification, formulation, packaging, and storage each provide opportunities for chemical and physical changes to occur with potentially disastrous consequences to the final product.

This course will provide a detailed overview of the common methods of degradation for proteins, as well as the most current strategies for stabilisation and formulation of pharmaceutical macromolecules. Emphasis will be placed on a mechanistic, rather than a phenomenological approach, towards stabilisation of peptides and proteins. Special emphasis will be given to the differences between peptides and proteins.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the development of pharmaceutical macromolecules as commercial therapeutic agents, whether for human or veterinary use. This would include those involved in research & development, production, purification, formulation, manufacturing, and delivery of peptides and proteins. Those involved in overseeing these operations would benefit as well as those working at the bench. This course is intended for those currently working in the field and presumes a basic working knowledge of protein structure.

This course is intended for those currently working in the field and presumes a basic working knowledge of protein structure.

For more please download Latest Advances in the Stabilisation and Formulation of Protein and Peptide Drugs

8th Peptide Engineering Meeting @ Harnack-Haus Tagungsstätte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

The Peptide Engineering Meeting (PEM) is a triennial international symposium addressing themes relevant to chemists, biologists, and researchers active in the fields of peptide folding and materials science. In particular, concepts such as the structure based design of peptides, peptide-protein interactions, peptide-membrane interactions, bioactive peptides and peptide based materials are emphasized. It also serves as an excellent platform to foster international collaboration.

Previous meetings in this series were held in Osaka (Japan, 1997), Naples (Italy, 2000), Boston (USA, 2003), Yokohama (Japan, 2006), Barcelona (Spain, 2009), Atlanta (USA, 2012) and Pune (India, 2015).

PEM8 will bring together at the Harnack House in Berlin, Germany established scientists and younger researchers from across the globe, and dedicate talks, posters, and informal discussions to current topics in peptide engineering.

10th International Peptide Symposium and 55th Japanese Peptide Symposium @ ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Dec 3 – Dec 7 all-day


It is a great pleasure and honor to host the 10th International Peptide Symposium (10th IPS), in conjunction with the 55th Japanese Peptide Symposium (55th JPS), on December 3 to 7, 2018, to be held in Kyoto, Japan. The conference is organized under the auspices of the Liaison Committee of International Peptide Societies, and hosted by the Japanese Peptide Society.

Since its inception, the IPS has provided wonderful scientific opportunities to a growing number of participants from around the world. Keeping in tradition, the 10th IPS will cover a wide spectrum of topics in peptide science, including discovery, synthesis, biological activity, relationship to physiology and pathology, and application to drugs and materials. Proceedings will include lectures from internationally distinguished speakers as well as oral and poster presentations.

With around a thousand years of history, Kyoto is among the most captivating and culturally rich cities in the world. It is an outstanding venue. In fact, the Japanese Peptide Society had the honor to host the first conference in Kyoto back in 1997, and again in 2010 for the 5th IPS. To date, this will be the third International Peptide Symposium hosted in this beautiful city.

We hope that you will join us at the 10th IPS to exchange current approaches and discoveries in peptide science while renewing old friendships and establishing new ones. This conference is sure to provide superb opportunities, especially for young scientists and students, to meet and interact with top scientists working in the field and expand their knowledge of peptide science.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 10th IPS in Kyoto.

Shiroh FUTAKI and Katsumi MATSUZAKI
Symposium Chairs

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