15th the Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides

June 23, 2016 – June 25, 2016 all-day
The Partenope Conference Centre
Via Partenope
36, 80121 Napoli
+39 0818770604


On June 23-25 2016, 15th the Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides will be held in Napoli (Italy) at the Centro Congressi of University of Naples “Federico II”. The focus of the 15th edition of this historical workshop foresees the emerging and challenging developments of peptides in many fields such as Chemical Biology, Immunology, Pain Therapy, Theranostics, In-vivo imaging, Antimicrobial Activity, Chemical Ligation and Bioconiugation, Folding and Aggregation. A valuable and specific session will host top industries and their perspective on the current and future strategies.

Six sessions with eleven plenary lectures and thirty-seven oral presentations and two poster sessions are scheduled. The plenary lectures already confirmed are:

• Guido Franzoso – Imperial College – London – UK
Cancer-selective targeting of the NF-kB pathway with the GADD45b/MKK7  inhibitor, DTP3

• Rudi Fasan – University of Rochester – USA
Targeting protein-protein interactions with macrocyclic peptides

• Michael Groll – Technische Universität München – Germany
Targeting the Immunoproteasome by Bioactive Peptides

• Robert Liskamp – University of Glasgow – Scotland – UK
Peptido sufonyl fluorides as proteasome and other protease inhibitors

• James  C. Weisshaar – University of Wisconsin – USA
Lights, Camera, Action! Antimicrobial Peptide Mechanisms Imaged in  Space and Time

• Jung-Mo Ahn – The University of Texas at Dallas – USA
Crafting Peptidomimetics for Undruggable Targets

• David Craik – The University of Queensland – Australia
Using plants as b iofactoriesfor producing peptide-based  pharmaceuticals

• William D. Lubell – Université de Montréal – Canada
Synthesis and applications of heterocycle peptide turn mimics

• Themis Lazaridis – City College of New York – USA
Theoretical studies of peptide-stabilized pores in biological  membranes

• Karl Lohner – University of Graz – Austria
Synthetic antimicrobial peptides that kill bacteria and prevent  endotoxin-induced septic complications

• David S. Salomon – NIH – USA
Cripto-1: A Novel Chaperone Protein in Development and Cancer.

The complete final program is available at


15th Naples Peptide Workshop on Bioactive Peptide Organizing Committee

Giancarlo Morelli, Paolo Grieco, Michele Saviano, Menotti Ruvo,
Chairmen of Workshop