A Report on the 2nd Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society

The 2nd meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS) has been held at the Congress Center of the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ on June 5-6, 2018. 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 80 members of the recently born Italian Peptide Society and some invited guests from Italy and foreign countries. During the two days meeting Continue reading

10th International Peptide Symposium and 55th Japanese Peptide Symposium

Dear European Peptide Society Members, As you may be aware, the 10th International Peptide Symposium (10th IPS), in conjunction with the 55th Japanese Peptide Symposium (55th JPS), will be held this coming December 3 to 7 in Kyoto, Japan. (https://www.aeplan.co.jp/10thips/) Scheduled talks include Plenary Lectures to be given by Professor Dale Boger (The Scripps Institute) and Professor William DeGrado (University of California, San Francisco), and presentations by invited speakers working on different fields in peptide Continue reading

Special Issue of Journal of Peptide Science dedicated to the 7th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides

2018 Journal of Peptide Science

This recently published special issue originates from the scientific contributions at the 7th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides held in Copenhagen, at the Panum Center at the University of Copenhagen on 25-27 August 2017. The conference was organized under the auspices of Roskilde University, the University of Copenhagen, and the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The chairmen were Paul Robert Hansen and Håvard Jenssen. Read Håvard Jenssen’s editorial for Continue reading

Miklós Bodanszky Award 2018

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 2018 Continue reading

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