Postdoctoral researcher position

Postdoctoral researcher position @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium   Topic: Peptide Hydrogels. Hydrogels are part of the modern drug delivery platforms and tissue regeneration. One important route towards slow release drug delivery and ‘soft’ media for cell proliferation involves the encapsulation of therapeutics/cells into hydrogels. At ORGC, short hydrogel-forming α-peptides (containing unmodified natural amino acids) were developed. Currently, the study of their physicochemical (rheology, IR, CryoTEM) and pharmacological profiles (e.g. cytotoxicity, in vitro and Continue reading

A Report on the 35th European Peptide Symposium. Dublin, Ireland. 26th – 31st August 2018

As Finbarr O’Harte, co-chair of the 35th European Peptide Symposium (EPS), highlighted during his concluding remarks, this meeting was hosted in a venue consistently named for a peptide event. Held at the Helix on the campus of Dublin City University (DCU), the EPS biennial international symposium happened for the first time since 1989 in Ireland, one of the recent member states which joined the EPS in 2008. The Symposium was opened on the 26th of Continue reading

Promoting Your Journal of Peptide Science Article

Wiley’s Promotional Toolkit is a one-stop shop for helping authors promote their work. Article sharing tools: • Use Wiley Content Sharing and receive a unique sharing link to a full-text, read-only version of your article that can be shared with unlimited people • If you’re a Journal of Peptide Science author, use Wiley Author Services to nominate up to 10 colleagues to receive free access to your article, or email a link to key colleagues Continue reading

2018 Best Paper Award Announced

Many congratulations to: Sergej Schwagerus, Oliver Reimann, Clement Despres, Caroline Smet‐Nocca and Christian P. R. Hackenberger For their award-winning article: Semi‐synthesis of a tag‐free O‐GlcNAcylated tau protein by sequential chemoselective ligation How can I win the PSC Best Paper Award 2019?Every research article published in Journal of Peptide Science in 2017 and 2018 will be on the shortlist for the 2019 Award. The Editors will choose the winner based on the number of citations, on the number of Continue reading

Peptide Companion – Excel Version – Community Project

Maybe you have heard about, or actually you may have used in your peptide synthesis endeavours the program called Peptide Companion. This program was written by Michal Lebl, Viktor Krchnak, and Jiri Lebl in 1992 and is still installed on many peptide chemist’s computers across laboratories everywhere. However, upgrades to new versions of Windows have made it unusable. We were approached by several peptide chemists with a question when we will make a new version Continue reading

Funded Ph.D. position at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

We are seeking a well-qualified and highly motivated candidate for the position of a doctoral student to carry out a peptide-based drug-design project involving a multi-disciplinary approach. The project targets the interaction between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone ERp44 and the collagenous hormone adiponectin. Adiponectin, abundantly and exclusively secreted from adipocytes (fat cells), exerts a wide range of beneficial functions against obesity-associated pathologies and is a potent biotherapeutic. In the ER, ERp44 tightly regulates oligomerization of Continue reading

A report on PepMat 2018

This meeting was the third in the international series of PepMat meetings, the first was in Sorrento, Italy in 2013 and the second was in Barcelona, Spain in 2016. The meetings are dedicated to presenting state-of-the-art research in peptide materials including peptide bio- and nano-materials. PepMat 2018 took place from 16th to 18th July 2018 in Birkbeck College, London. Birkbeck College, founded in 1823, is located in the Bloomsbury district of central London which has Continue reading

A Report on the congress “RiminiPeptides2018”

The congress “RiminiPeptides2018” takes stock of the applications of peptides and conjugates for tumor targeting, therapy and diagnosis The congress “RiminiPeptides2018” took place in Rimini from 16th to 18th June 2018, in the Campus of Rimini of the University of Bologna, via Angherà 22, Rimini, involving over 130 participants from Europe (Italy, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, Portugal, San Marino, and Switzerland), USA, Australia, Iran, China, and Korea. The congress was organized in 4 Continue reading