A Report on the Annual One-Day meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of KVCV and SRC

CONFERENCE REPORT Annual One-Day meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of KVCV and SRC, Peptide Drug Discovery: a Niche Area? Brussels, Belgium, 22 November 2019. The Medicinal Chemistry Divisions of the two Belgian Chemical Societies, the Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging (KVCV) and the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), organise every year an international one-day symposium with the aim to update participants on selected areas of pharmaceutical research by specialists in their respective field. MedChem 2019 was held Continue reading

A Report on the Noncanonical Amino Acids (NcAAs) Symposium

CONFERENCE REPORT Noncanonical amino acids (NcAAs): Tools for biological and biophysical investigations, Paris, France, 21–22 October 2019. On October 21-22, 2019, Sorbonne University hosted the first international symposium which focuses on the emergent use of “Non-Canonical Amino Acids” (ncAAs) in peptide and protein science.  The conference was held in the University of Pierre and Marie Curie campus, Paris. Nearly 100 researchers from France and ten other countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, United Kingdom, Continue reading

Jean Rivier (1941-2019), In Memoriam

The European Peptide Society mourns the passing of Prof. Jean Rivier, a pioneer of peptide research and a dear friend over many years. Jean was a world-class scientist who made fundamental contributions to our field of peptides, as well as a gracious, congenial individual who had significant impact on the careers of many colleagues, including quite a few Europeans. During his peak period of activity Jean was a frequent presence in European peptide-related events, including Continue reading

A Report on the 25th Polish Peptide Symposium

CONFERENCE REPORT 25th Polish Peptide Symposium, Wojanów, Poland, 8-12 September 2019. The history of Polish Peptides Symposia begun in Gdańsk, where the first meeting has been organized by Prof. G. Kupryszewski in 1967. The second Symposium was also organized near Gdańsk by Prof. A. Chimiak. Since then, this conference has become an important, permanent point in the calendar of Polish scientists associated with peptides. Now, after 52 years since the first Symposium, we met for the 25th time Continue reading

A Report on the Peptide Chemistry Day Symposium

CONFERENCE REPORT Peptide Chemistry Day Symposium, Zagreb, Croatia, 19 September 2019. The Peptide Chemistry Day Symposium was held on September 19, 2019 at the University of Zagreb. Members of the organizing and scientific committee were: Dr. sc. Ruža Frkanec, University of Zagreb, president Dr. sc. Andreja Jakas, Ruđer Bošković Institute Dr. sc. Adela Štimac, University of Zagreb Prof. dr. sc. Leo Frkanec, Ruđer Bošković Institute Arijana Mihalić, University of Zagreb, Croatia. The aim of the Continue reading

A Report on the 9th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides

CONFERENCE REPORT 9th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides, Utreht, The Nederlands, 28–30 August 2019. The 9th IMAP (International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides) was held at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, from the 28th to the 30th of August, 2019 http://peptideconferences.org/imap-2019. Since its birth in 2012 in Leipzig, this annual Meeting has significantly attracted a growing number of participants, especially among young scientists with a common interest in peptide science. This has fostered an intensive Continue reading

A Report on the 14th Chemistry & Biology of Peptides Meeting

CONFERENCE REPORT 14th Chemistry & Biology of Peptides Meeting: Hot Topics. Wolverhampton, UK, 25th July 2019. On 25th July and in the midst of the latest European heatwave, the University of Wolverhampton hosted the 14th Chemistry & Biology of Peptides Meeting. Undeterred by such climatic extremes, 120 delegates assembled into the historic Chancellors Hall, a laudable testament to their commitment to peptide science as soaring temperatures broke record levels for the UK in July. This Continue reading

Journal of Peptide Science 2018 Impact Factor: Top Cited Papers


Following the release of the Journal of Peptide Science 2018 Impact Factor, we have put together a collection of the top cited papers, including those which contributed to the most recent Impact Factor. The 2018 list is below, and a full list of the top cited papers from each of the last three years can be found here. All the articles included are free to view for the rest of the year. Top Cited 2018 Continue reading

A Report on the 21st GFPP Meeting

CONFERENCE REPORT 21st GFPP Meeting Amboise, France 12–16 May 2019   The 21st meeting of the French Peptides and Proteins Group (GFPP) was held in Amboise 500 years and a couple of days after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, who spent his last years in the Chateau du Clos-Lucé, located a few kilometers away from conference center, in the beautiful and historic Loire valley area. This conference followed earlier meetings that have taken place Continue reading

Professor Maurice Manning receives International Award

Dr. Maurice Manning, professor of Cancer Biology at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, was the recent recipient of an award at the World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones in Ein Gedi, Israel, in “Recognition for His Lifelong Contributions to the Field of Neurohypophysial Hormones.” In his award address, entitled “Design and Synthesis of Receptor Selective Oxytocin and Vasopressin Agonists and Antagonists: An Odyssey of Chance Encounters and Surprising Discoveries,” he paid tribute to all the Continue reading