Conrad H. Schneider (1931 – 2021), In Memoriam

The European Peptide Society is in mourning for Conrad Schneider, the founding editor of the Journal of Peptide Science. He died on May 10, 2021 shortly before his 90th birthday. Conrad was a true Bernese throughout life: He started his career at the University of Bern where he studied chemistry, physics and botany, and later he spent most of his life as professor at the Institute of Immunology and Allergology of the University of Bern Continue reading

1st EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium

Welcome to the 1st EPS Peptide Highlights Virtual Symposium Peptide design and engineering (July 13, 2021, 2 pm CEST – Central European Summer Time) Hosted by the European Peptide Society (EPS) and its Journal of Peptide Science. Moderated by Franziska Thomas (Heidelberg University). Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3716232299246/WN_I-AGCiRPQ9ux0eNnm8XYew (free registration) Presentations by: Aimee Boyle (Leiden University): “Exploring Metal-Binding Selectivity within Helical Peptide Scaffolds” Charalampos Pappas (Uni Freiburg): “Peptide Systems Chemistry” Lihi Adler-Abramovich (Tel Aviv University): “Harnessing Nature to Create New Continue reading

A Report on the 2nd PEPPERSchool

CONFERENCE REPORT 2nd PEPPERSchool Virtual event, 15 -18 March 2021. The second edition of the international thematic school Peptide and Protein Engineering: from Concepts to Biotechnological Applications (PEPPERSchool) was held from the 15th to the 18th of March 2021 in a virtual format since the COVID-19 sanitary conditions in Europe and around the world at the beginning of 2021 created a large uncertainty over the “in-site” organization of PEPPERSchool, as planned initially with the support Continue reading

Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist Position in Peptide Chemistry – Red Glead Discovery, Lund, Sweden

Red Glead Discovery is a preclinical drug development company located at Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. We deliver medicinal chemistry, synthesis of small molecules and peptides, analytical chemistry, ADME, bioanalysis, computational chemistry, and in vitro biology services to clients within the Life Science sector. The peptide chemistry team is currently a group of seven people. We work in a fit for purpose peptide lab with a state-of-the-art machine park including, four automatic peptide synthesizers (two Continue reading

Virtual Peptide Social Hour on Zoom (May, 2021)

In the absence of in-person meetings, we have come together to help keep the global peptide community connected through a series of informal networking/social events. Our international events have been quite successful, and we would be delighted if you would join our next Zoom event. This hour-long event consists of three, 15-minute breakout rooms with 3-4 colleagues in each room to promote discussion and provide networking opportunities between diverse members of the peptide community. We Continue reading

Virtual Peptide Social Hour on Zoom

The European Peptide Society is pleased to announce the ‘Virtual Peptide Social Hour’ on Zoom, an initiative organized by Nina Hartrampf (Switzerland), Anne Conibear (Australia) and Wendy Hartsock (USA). This hour long event consists of three, 15-minute breakout rooms which promote discussion and provide networking opportunities between diverse members of the peptide community. So far, two events took place in December 2020 and January 2021, with participants from Europe, Australia, Africa and the US on Continue reading

A Report on the Third Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS)

CONFERENCE REPORT 3rd Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS) Virtual meeting, Italy, 12 December 2020. The 3rd Meeting of the Italian Peptide Society (ItPS) was held on December 12, 2020. The conference, which was initially planned in Naples, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemics was a virtual meeting, using Rome as a Hub. The Organizing Committee comprised Lorenzo Stella (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Chair), Elisabetta Bianchi (IRBM, Pomezia (RM)), Sara Bobone (University of Continue reading

Post-doctorate position in Peptide Synthesis, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

A post-doctoral position is available in the Peptide Synthesis Laboratory, in the Chemistry Department of RCSI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rS3OLxnuyE). A post-doctoral candidate is sought for the development of multi-functional peptides inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection of human cells. The project involves the synthesis of peptide candidates containing different motifs, which can be activated in the presence of human cells. Their screening, with non-infected cells, will also be performed in a tissue culture facility also at RCSI, to select candidates Continue reading

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