A Report on the Third Scientific Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society dedicated to Young Researchers

CONFERENCE REPORT Third Scientific Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society dedicated to Young Researchers Florence, Italy, 13 November 2021. The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS) dedicated to Young Researchers has been held in Florence (Hotel Londra) on Saturday November 13th, 2021, in a very welcomed mixed modality: a brave group of 35 ItPS members was present in Florence, strictly respecting all the COVID rules, while the meeting was broadcasted live on Continue reading

E-seminar of the American Peptide Society

Dear Fellow Peptide Societies, As the year comes to a close, the American Peptide Society is excited to announce our final e-seminar with a lecture from Jonathon Collins of CEM, a short talk by Ph.D. candidate Chih-Te “Ted” Zee, as well as an opening perspective by Professor Fernando Albericio. In an effort to include our colleagues from around the globe, we are hosting the seminar at two separate times on November 18th (or Nov 19th Continue reading

Ulf Diederichsen (07.10.1963 – 11.11.2021)

The EPS in deep sorrow announces that Ulf Diederichsen, Deputy Editor in Chief of the J. Pept. Sci. and long-standing member of the EPS passed away much too early on Nov 11, 2021 after a brief, serious illness. With him we are losing an excellent scientist, competent colleague, committed journal editor and pleasant companion and friend. He leaves a gap that will be difficult to be filled. We will miss him very much and our Continue reading

Iris Biotech’s Workshop Series

Welcome to Iris Biotech’s Workshop Series   Workshop Series (iris-biotech.de) Topic:    Prevention of Aspartimide Formation When: September 22, 2021, 3 – 4 pm (CEST) / 9 – 10 am (EDT) Where: Virtual Platform Microsoft Teams Expert Talk: “Research Insights“ (Prof. Dr. Jeffrey W. Bode; Principal Investigator; ETH Zurich)

A Report on the 1st EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium

CONFERENCE REPORT 1st EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium Virtual event, 13 July 2021. A year and a half of conferences postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic has left the scientific world hungry for scientific exchange. That is why a new digital format was recently launched: The EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium. The idea of this EPS symposium format was to give a stage to young talented peptide scientists and junior group leaders and to Continue reading

A special issue of Applied Sciences “Antimicrobial Peptides: Synthesis, Properties and Applications”

Dear Colleagues, The urgency of finding new antimicrobial drugs is obvious if we consider the 10 million premature deaths estimated by 2050 due to antibiotic resistances (AMR) [O’Neill, J. 2014]. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have appeared as an alternative to the commonly used antibiotics due to their antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral activities. Widening the knowledge in this field could have a big impact on the AMR issue. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather Continue reading

Martin Flegel (1946-2021), In Memoriam

Dr. Martin Flegel died suddenly on July 15, 2021, in the middle of the dinner with his family in his house in Dolni Jircany near Prague, Czech Republic. Martin finished his studies at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in 1973. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (IOCB) where he worked in parallel to his university studies in the laboratory of Dr. Zaoral Continue reading

Conrad H. Schneider (1931 – 2021), In Memoriam

The European Peptide Society is in mourning for Conrad Schneider, the founding editor of the Journal of Peptide Science. He died on May 10, 2021 shortly before his 90th birthday. Conrad was a true Bernese throughout life: He started his career at the University of Bern where he studied chemistry, physics and botany, and later he spent most of his life as professor at the Institute of Immunology and Allergology of the University of Bern Continue reading

1st EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium

Welcome to the 1st EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium Peptide design and engineering (July 13, 2021, 2 pm CEST – Central European Summer Time) Hosted by the European Peptide Society (EPS) and its Journal of Peptide Science. Moderated by Franziska Thomas (Heidelberg University). Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3716232299246/WN_I-AGCiRPQ9ux0eNnm8XYew (free registration) Presentations by: Aimee Boyle (Leiden University): “Exploring Metal-Binding Selectivity within Helical Peptide Scaffolds” Charalampos Pappas (Uni Freiburg): “Peptide Systems Chemistry” Lihi Adler-Abramovich (Tel Aviv University): “Harnessing Nature to Create New Continue reading

A Report on the 2nd PEPPERSchool

CONFERENCE REPORT 2nd PEPPERSchool Virtual event, 15 -18 March 2021. The second edition of the international thematic school Peptide and Protein Engineering: from Concepts to Biotechnological Applications (PEPPERSchool) was held from the 15th to the 18th of March 2021 in a virtual format since the COVID-19 sanitary conditions in Europe and around the world at the beginning of 2021 created a large uncertainty over the “in-site” organization of PEPPERSchool, as planned initially with the support Continue reading