Leonidas Zervas Award 2018

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 2018 awardee is Christian P. R. Hackenberger. Congratulations! Christian P. R. Hackenberger, born 1976 in Osnabrück, studied chemistry Continue reading

Josef Rudinger Memorial Award 2018

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 2018 awardee is James P. Tam. Congratulations! James P. Tam is currently the Director of the Synzyme and Natural Products Center (SYNC). He served as the Founding Dean of Continue reading

Akabori Memorial Award 2018

The Japanese Peptide Society invites nominations for Akabori Memorial Award 2018 The Japanese Peptide Society is now accepting nominations for the Akabori Memorial Award 2018. 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 https://www.peptide-soc.jp/award/2018/04/16/akabori-memorial-award-2018.html. We will be deeply grateful if you could deliver this information to your members. Deadline for nominations will be on June Continue reading

PEPPERSchool 2018 – update

Dear colleagues, The deadline for the early registration to the international thematic school PEPPERSchool (PEPTIDE AND PROTEIN ENGINEERING: FROM CONCEPTS TO BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS) that we are organizing in Carry-le-Rouet (France) on May 13-17th 2018 has been extended to 15th April. Chemical ligation strategies, incorporation of non-canonical amino acids into proteins, selective modification of peptides/proteins, hybrids systems (proteins + catalysts) as well as different display methodologies (phage, cis and ribosome) will be covered. This is a Continue reading

A report on the 16th Iberian Peptide Meeting

The 16th edition of the Iberian Peptide Meeting (16EPI), an EPS-sponsored reunion, was held at the auditorium of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park on February 5-7, 2018, in conjunction with the 4th Meeting of the Chemical Biology Division of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). Held for the first time in 1988, the EPI (Encuentro Peptídico Ibérico) is among the longest-running peptide events supported by the EPS. In this edition, jointly organized by Pompeu Continue reading

A report on the 7th Austrian Peptide Symposium

The 7th Austrian Peptide Symposium was held at the Van-Swieten Auditorium in Vienna on the 7th of December 2017 and was co-organized by Christian Gruber (Austrian representative to the EPS, Medical University of Vienna) and Christian Becker (University of Vienna). The event was held as a one-day symposium. It included invited lectures given by renowned national and international speakers, short oral presentations, which were selected from the submitted abstracts, and a poster session covering manifold Continue reading

EPS Awards 2018

The European Peptide Society (EPS) invites nominations for EPS Awards 2018   The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award is presented every two years, during the European Peptide Symposium, in commemoration of Josef Rudinger’s role in the foundation of the European Peptide Symposia and of diverse contributions he made to peptide chemistry. Preference should be given to a candidate with long standing contributions to the field. The Leonidas Zervas Award Continue reading

Introducing the new journal design for the Journal of Peptide Science

Wiley is continuing our journey toward a new, digital, web-first publishing ecosystem for our journals, including those we publish on behalf of learned societies. We recognise a need to move away from the print-centred paradigm that has driven journal publishing for so long and move toward a web-first environment. We are particularly interested in the experience of authors, who are key drivers of a journal’s success. Our research has shown us that authors want a Continue reading

2017 Best Paper Award Announced

Many congratulations to: Franziska Maaß, Joycelyn Wüstehube-Lausch, Stephan Dickgießer, Bernhard Valldorf, Michael Reinwarth, Hans-Ulrich Schmoldt, Matin Daneschdar, Olga Avrutina, Ugur Sahin and Harald Kolmar For their award-winning article: Cystine-knot peptides targeting cancer-relevant human cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) How can I win the PSC Best Paper Award 2018?Every research article published in Journal of Peptide Science in 2016 and 2017 will be on the shortlist for the 2018 Award. The Editors will choose the Continue reading