A Message from the New EPS President

Dear EPS members, As the newly elected President of the EPS I take the pleasure of addressing a few words to you. I feel very much honoured by the trust the delegates of the General Assembly put on me in the election on June 24, 2020. During the past four years (2016-2020) I have been serving the EPS as the Scientific Affairs Officer and it was always my great pleasure to interact with the members Continue reading

A Farewell Message from the EPS President

Dear colleagues and friends of the EPS, At the recent General Assembly, held online last June 24, I informed the EPS Council of my decision not to seek a second statutory four-year term as president, hence to resign my job as of that date. This message is now to convey that decision to the entire membership of the Society, extensive to the peptide community at large. Serving the EPS for the past four years (2016-2020) Continue reading

Statement on the Postponement of the 36th EPS

Dear, Due to the alert level and the containment measures recommended by the Health Authorities to the world situation due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and the recommendation not to attend conferences and events worldwide, EPS2020 COMMUNICATES: That after debating it, the Organizing Committee, together with the Technical Secretariat and, because the current priority is the health of all participants of the 36th EPS 2020 and 12th IPS Symposium, the postponement of the Symposium scheduled for Continue reading

Wiley-Jisc open access agreement

Publish your next paper open access in XJournal A new agreement between our publisher Wiley and Jisc means that if you’re a UK-based researcher at a participating institution you may now be able to publish open access in XJournal at no direct cost to you. The agreement aims to support and accelerate open access publishing in the UK and is the most extensive UK-based transitional agreement, covering 138 Jisc member institutions. If you are based Continue reading

Winners of the EPS Awards 2020

  Dear colleagues, On behalf of the President and of the Executive of the European Peptide Society, it is my pleasure to officially announce the winners of the EPS Awards 2020: Josef Rudinger Memorial Award: Professor Herbert WALDMANN Leonidas Zervas Award: Professors Gilles SUBRA and Ali TAVASSOLI Miklós Bodanszky Award: Professor Kathrin LANG Paula Gomes, EPS Secretary   Herbert Waldmann studied chemistry and completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1985 working with Horst Kunz. Continue reading

Akabori Memorial Award 2020

The Japanese Peptide Society invites nominations for Akabori Memorial Award 2020 The Japanese Peptide Society is now accepting nominations for the Akabori Memorial Award 2020. 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 the following link. We will be deeply grateful if you could deliver this information to your members. https://www.peptide-soc.jp/award/news/2020/04/30/akabori-memorial-award-2020.html Deadline for nominations will Continue reading

A Report on the Second ItPS Meeting dedicated to Young Researchers

CONFERENCE REPORT 2nd ItPS Meeting dedicated to Young Researchers Florence, Italy, 21 September 2019. The 2nd meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS) dedicated to young researchers has been held at the University of Florence, on Saturday September 21st, 2019. 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 70 members of the recently born Italian Peptide Society. The Continue reading

A Report on the 17th Iberian Peptide Meeting

CONFERENCE REPORT 17th Iberian Peptide Meeting Madrid, Spain, 5-7 February 2020. The 17th edition of the Iberian Peptide Meeting (EPI2020, Madrid, Spain, February 5-7), an EPS-sponsored reunion, was held at the auditorium of the Rocasolano Institute of Physical Chemistry, for the scientific sessions, and at the 110 Room of the Medicinal Chemistry Institute for exhibitors and lunches. The meeting was organized by researchers of both Institutes, belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). After Continue reading

The European Peptide Society invites nominations for EPS Awards 2020

The European Peptide Society (EPS) invites nominations for EPS Awards 2020   The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award is presented every two years, during the European Peptide Symposium, in commemoration of Josef Rudinger’s role in the foundation of the European Peptide Symposia and of diverse contributions he made to peptide chemistry. Preference should be given to a candidate with long standing contributions to the field. The Leonidas Zervas Award Continue reading

Predoctoral researcher position @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Predoctoral 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 in Continue reading