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

Elizabeth Schram, In Memoriam

Dear Colleagues, We are shocked and saddened at the news of Dr. Elizabeth Schram death on December 18, 2019. Johan Elgersma, Secretary ESCOM SCIENCE Foundation informed us Mrs. Schram has untimely passed away during her visit to her school in Chennai-India due to a fatal heart attack. Dr. E. Schram was long term cooperator and sponsor of the EPS. The ESCOM Science Publishers B.V., established by Elizabeth and her husband Dr. Bernt L. Schram, was Continue reading

A Report on the Emil-Fischer Memorial Symposium “What would Emil Fischer do today?”

CONFERENCE REPORT The Emil-Fischer Memorial Symposium “What would Emil Fischer do today?” Berlin, Germany, 9 December 2019. Emil Fischer, the great explorer of carbohydrates, peptides, enzymes and nucleosides, died 100 years ago. On December 9th, 2019, scientists in Berlin celebrated his pioneering work and the dawn of a new scientific discipline with a One-Day-Symposium. Eleven speakers from six countries followed the invitation from the conference chairs Oliver Seitz (HU Berlin) and Christian Hackenberger (FMP Berlin Continue reading

2019 Best Paper Award Announced

Wiley and the European Peptide Society are pleased to announce the winner of the Journal of Peptide Science Best Paper Award in 2019. Many congratulations to Kishore Thalluri, Binbin Kou, Xu Yang, Alexander N. Zaykov, John P. Mayer, Vasily M. Gelfanov, Fa Liu and Richard D. DiMarchi for their award-winning article ‘Synthesis of relaxin‐2 and insulin‐like peptide 5 enabled by novel tethering and traceless chemical excision’. This paper is free access for a limited period Continue reading