Life imitates cookery: lysinoalanine crosslinks in peptides and proteins

The lysinoalanine crosslink – a type of protein post-translational modification – was initially discovered in vitro and later found to occur in cooked and processed food. Curiously, the same kind of crosslink occurs in certain peptide antibiotics; and there is evidence to suggest that it also occurs in the flagella of some bacteria. This article highlights recent research on lysinoalanine crosslinks and their mechanisms of formation. For more please download PDF file. Contributed by George Continue reading

Statement on the Postponement of the 36th EPS

Dear, Due to the alert level and the containment measures recommended by the Health Authorities to the world situation due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and the recommendation not to attend conferences and events worldwide, EPS2020 COMMUNICATES: That after debating it, the Organizing Committee, together with the Technical Secretariat and, because the current priority is the health of all participants of the 36th EPS 2020 and 12th IPS Symposium, the postponement of the Symposium scheduled for Continue reading

Wiley-Jisc open access agreement

Publish your next paper open access in XJournal A new agreement between our publisher Wiley and Jisc means that if you’re a UK-based researcher at a participating institution you may now be able to publish open access in XJournal at no direct cost to you. The agreement aims to support and accelerate open access publishing in the UK and is the most extensive UK-based transitional agreement, covering 138 Jisc member institutions. If you are based Continue reading

Josef Rudinger Memorial Award 2020

The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award is presented “in commemoration of Josef Rudinger’s role in the foundation of the European Peptide Symposia and of diverse contributions he made to peptide chemistry”. The Award is presented during the EPS Symposium and is sponsored by PolyPeptide Group. The 2020 awardee is Herbert Waldmann. Congratulations!   Herbert Waldmann studied chemistry and completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1985 working with Horst Kunz. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship Continue reading

Leonidas Zervas Award 2020

The Leonidas Zervas Award is presented in commemoration of his outstanding contributions to peptide science. The award is given to the scientist who has made the most outstanding contributions to the chemistry, biochemistry and/or biology of peptides in the five years preceding the date of selection, and is sponsored by the donation of Dr. Rao Makineni. The 2020 awardees are Gilles Subra and Ali Tavassoli. Congratulations!   Gilles Subra was born in Narbonne, France, in Continue reading

Miklós Bodanszky Award 2020

The Miklos Bodanszky Award is presented every two years, during the European Peptide Symposium, in commemoration of Miklos Bodanszky’s contributions to peptide research, to a young scientist who has in the opinion of the General Assembly of the Society made the most outstanding contribution to peptide research in the period of maximum ten years after obtaining the PhD degree. The Award is presented during the EPS Symposium and is sponsored by BCN Peptides. The 2020 Continue reading

Winners of the EPS Awards 2020

  Dear colleagues, On behalf of the President and of the Executive of the European Peptide Society, it is my pleasure to officially announce the winners of the EPS Awards 2020: Josef Rudinger Memorial Award: Professor Herbert WALDMANN Leonidas Zervas Award: Professors Gilles SUBRA and Ali TAVASSOLI Miklós Bodanszky Award: Professor Kathrin LANG Paula Gomes, EPS Secretary   Herbert Waldmann studied chemistry and completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1985 working with Horst Kunz. Continue reading

Akabori Memorial Award 2020

The Japanese Peptide Society invites nominations for Akabori Memorial Award 2020 The Japanese Peptide Society is now accepting nominations for the Akabori Memorial Award 2020. This award is conferred upon scientists who have made major contributions toward the progress of peptide science. The list of past awardees and detailed information are accessible at the following link. We will be deeply grateful if you could deliver this information to your members. https://www.peptide-soc.jp/award/news/2020/04/30/akabori-memorial-award-2020.html Deadline for nominations will Continue reading

A Report on the Second ItPS Meeting dedicated to Young Researchers

CONFERENCE REPORT 2nd ItPS Meeting dedicated to Young Researchers Florence, Italy, 21 September 2019. The 2nd meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS) dedicated to young researchers has been held at the University of Florence, on Saturday September 21st, 2019. The event, organized with the efforts of the members of the ItPS Scientific Committee has had an high attendance with the participation of more than 70 members of the recently born Italian Peptide Society. The Continue reading

The hitchhiker´s guide to chemoselectivity in chemical protein synthesis

Posttranslational modifications (PTMs) allow proteins to perform a variety of physiological functions. Thus, it is of prime importance to elucidate their role on proteins in physiological and/or pathophysiological processes. However, molecular biological methods to generate proteins either does not yield in proteins with PTMs (E. coli) or give rise to heterogeneous mixture thereof (mammalian cells). To provide homogeneity, different chemoselective ligation methods such as native chemical ligation (NCL) were used successfully to associate peptide segments Continue reading