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Dr. Jaroslaw Ruczynski
University of Gdansk, Poland
Email: jaroslaw.ruczynski@ug.edu.pl

35th European Peptide Symposium, 35EPS @ The Helix Conference Centre, Dublin City University (DCU)
Aug 26 – Aug 31 all-day


On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join in the 35th European Peptide Symposium, 35EPS, on 26-31 August 2018 at the Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. The conference will take place at the Helix, purpose built conference venue associated with the Dublin City University. The Helix is located approximately 5 km north of Dublin city centre short distance away from the Dublin International Airport. The scientific sessions, poster sessions and exhibition will take place in the Helix and its adjacent rooms. Dublin City University has state-of-the-art on-site accommodation and restaurants and cafes which will cater for conference delegates.

The executive council, the scientific advisory board, and the program committee hope to make the 35EPS conference an exciting and memorable scientific event. You will also have the opportunity to visit a hospitable and attractive city with many cultural attractions. We look forward to meeting you in Dublin in August 2018.

Chandralal Hewage
35EPS Symposium Chairman

Download 35EPS Flyer

Boulder Peptide Symposium @ St Julien Hotel and Spa
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day


The Boulder Peptide Symposium seeks to bring together key decision leaders from both industry and academia to discuss the future of peptide therapeutics. Peptide therapeutics are potent and highly selective yet their development into effective treatments can be challenged by limited delivery routes, product stability, manufacturing challenges and an evolving regulatory landscape. BPS is the key forum where these challenges will be identified, discussed, and one day—addressed.

Latest Advances in the Formulation & Stabilisation of Protein and Peptide Drugs @ Holiday Inn Oxford Circus
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

A Two-Day Intensive Course with the Emphasis on Formulation and Dosage Form Design Strategies, Analytical Methods and Excipient Choices

Course Background and Objectives

To provide attendees with

  • a solid understanding of the most common mechanisms of protein degradation;
  • an overview of where pharmaceutical proteins are most likely to be damaged during bioprocessing and storage;
  • the physical basis for the aggregation and solubility behaviour of polypeptides;
  • descriptions of the most important analytical tools needed in formulation development, especially for aggregate quantitation and characterisation;
  • an overview of the latest advances in protein formulation development;
  • an appreciation of the importance of packaging in product performance;
  • detailed strategies for stabilization of peptides as well as proteins.

In addition to lectures, the course will include individual and group exercises for evaluating the suitability of various formulations of pharmaceutial proteins

Key Benefits of Attending

Pharmaceutical macromolecules, whether proteins or peptides, are highly susceptible to degradation throughout the development process. From the time the active pharmaceutical ingredient is synthesized, it is subjected to stresses that can induce damage. For example, the processes of isolation, purification, formulation, packaging, and storage each provide opportunities for chemical and physical changes to occur with potentially disastrous consequences to the final product.

This course will provide a detailed overview of the common methods of degradation for proteins, as well as the most current strategies for stabilisation and formulation of pharmaceutical macromolecules. Emphasis will be placed on a mechanistic, rather than a phenomenological approach, towards stabilisation of peptides and proteins. Special emphasis will be given to the differences between peptides and proteins.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the development of pharmaceutical macromolecules as commercial therapeutic agents, whether for human or veterinary use. This would include those involved in research & development, production, purification, formulation, manufacturing, and delivery of peptides and proteins. Those involved in overseeing these operations would benefit as well as those working at the bench. This course is intended for those currently working in the field and presumes a basic working knowledge of protein structure.

This course is intended for those currently working in the field and presumes a basic working knowledge of protein structure.

For more please download Latest Advances in the Stabilisation and Formulation of Protein and Peptide Drugs

8th Peptide Engineering Meeting @ Harnack-Haus Tagungsstätte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

The Peptide Engineering Meeting (PEM) is a triennial international symposium addressing themes relevant to chemists, biologists, and researchers active in the fields of peptide folding and materials science. In particular, concepts such as the structure based design of peptides, peptide-protein interactions, peptide-membrane interactions, bioactive peptides and peptide based materials are emphasized. It also serves as an excellent platform to foster international collaboration.

Previous meetings in this series were held in Osaka (Japan, 1997), Naples (Italy, 2000), Boston (USA, 2003), Yokohama (Japan, 2006), Barcelona (Spain, 2009), Atlanta (USA, 2012) and Pune (India, 2015).

PEM8 will bring together at the Harnack House in Berlin, Germany established scientists and younger researchers from across the globe, and dedicate talks, posters, and informal discussions to current topics in peptide engineering.

4th International Conference on Circular Proteins and Peptides @ Peptidream Inc.
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are happy to announce the 4th International Conference on Circular Proteins and Peptides (formerly the International Conference on Circular Proteins) to be held in Kawasaki, Japan. The conference will consists of three days of presentations on the latest research in circular proteins and peptides by experts from around the globe. We are excited to be the first country to host this conference series outside of Australia and hope you enjoy Japanese culture as much as conference program.

Chris Hipolito and Toby Passioura
(Conference chairs)

10th International Peptide Symposium and 55th Japanese Peptide Symposium @ ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Dec 3 – Dec 7 all-day


It is a great pleasure and honor to host the 10th International Peptide Symposium (10th IPS), in conjunction with the 55th Japanese Peptide Symposium (55th JPS), on December 3 to 7, 2018, to be held in Kyoto, Japan. The conference is organized under the auspices of the Liaison Committee of International Peptide Societies, and hosted by the Japanese Peptide Society.

Since its inception, the IPS has provided wonderful scientific opportunities to a growing number of participants from around the world. Keeping in tradition, the 10th IPS will cover a wide spectrum of topics in peptide science, including discovery, synthesis, biological activity, relationship to physiology and pathology, and application to drugs and materials. Proceedings will include lectures from internationally distinguished speakers as well as oral and poster presentations.

With around a thousand years of history, Kyoto is among the most captivating and culturally rich cities in the world. It is an outstanding venue. In fact, the Japanese Peptide Society had the honor to host the first conference in Kyoto back in 1997, and again in 2010 for the 5th IPS. To date, this will be the third International Peptide Symposium hosted in this beautiful city.

We hope that you will join us at the 10th IPS to exchange current approaches and discoveries in peptide science while renewing old friendships and establishing new ones. This conference is sure to provide superb opportunities, especially for young scientists and students, to meet and interact with top scientists working in the field and expand their knowledge of peptide science.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 10th IPS in Kyoto.

Shiroh FUTAKI and Katsumi MATSUZAKI
Symposium Chairs

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