14th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides

14th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides
June 12-14, 2014
Centro Congressi
University of Naples “Federico II”
Napoli , ITALY

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The Workshop, designed to provide updated information and to critically discuss current trends on synthetic and conformational aspects of bioactive peptides, will deal in the 14th edition with the general subject:

“The Renaissance era of Peptides in Drug Discovery”.


The workshop starts in the morning on Thursday June, 12th with a
Satellite Workshop focused on “MicroRNA: Potential for Cancer
Detection and Diagnosis”, and continues in the afternoon with the
official opening, a Plenary Lecture and a Welcome party. From Thursday
June 12th to Saturday June 14th are scheduled 5 sessions, with plenary
lectures, key notes and oral presentations; and two poster sessions.

Invited Speakers

Robert E.W. Hancock, Canada
William C. Wimley, USA
Anna Maria Papini, Italy
Hayat Onyuksel, USA
Alberto Bianco, France
Knud J. Jensen, Denmark
Nuno Correira Santos, Portugal
William Lubell, USA
David Andreu, Spain
Arvind Patel, UK

Scientific Topics

♦ Antimicrobial Peptides
♦ Peptides in Immunology
♦ Peptides in Nanomedicine for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
♦ Peptides and Industrial Applications: Successes and Perspectives
♦ Peptides in Chemical Biology

Contributions concerning experimental and theoretical aspects in these
topics are encouraged. The meeting is held under the auspicies and the
sponsorship of the European Peptide Society, the Regione Campania –
Assessorato all’ Università e Ricerca Scientifica, and the Natioanal
Research Council of Italy (CNR).

The more relevant aim of the various editions of the Naples Workshops
has always been that of gathering peptide chemists interested in the
Structure-Activity Relationships in Bioactive Peptides in order to
facilitate information and contacts among people involved in similar
or contiguous researches. The scientific content of the presentations,
given through the years, has always been up to the state of the art of
the several specific aspects involved. Each time the investigations
presented were indeed representative examples of emerging subjects,
which highlighted the field of continuously increasing biologically
relevant and “man-made” peptide systems. In this edition, the focus is
on the renaissance era of Peptides in different field of drug
discovery, with a particular attention on industrial applications. In
addition, a satellite meeting will be held on miRNA and PNA analogues,
and their application in tumour diseases.

Important Dates:

31st March 2014:  Early bird registration deadline and Booking Accommodation deadline
31st March 2014 Abstract Submission


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