Abstract Submission Now Open!


We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 25th American Peptide Symposium.

Abstract Submission Dates:    October 18th, 2016 to January 31st, 2017, at midnight
Notifications Emailed to Lead Author:    March 1st, 2017

Our Sponsors


  • IPSENIpsen US, comprised of Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and Ipsen Bioscience, Inc., is driven by a passion to improve the lives of patients. A search for innovative solutions to disabling conditions is at the heart of everything we do. We are inspired to find effective therapeutic options to treat diseases, relieve suffering, and bring value to the community.
  • FERRINGFerring Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a research-driven biopharmaceutical company devoted to commercialization of innovative products in the fields of infertility and reproductive health, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopaedics and urology.
  • BACHEMBachem is an independent, technology-based, public biochemicals company providing full service to the pharma and biotech industry.
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  • ZEAL&_logoZealand Pharma is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, design and development of innovative peptide-based medicines. Zealand has a portfolio of medicines and product candidates under license collaborations with Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim and Helsinn and a pipeline of proprietary product candidates, which primarily target specialty diseases with significant unmet needs.
  • PEPTIDES INTERNATIONALPeptides International manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products that are used in major research institutions throughout the world.

Mark Your Calendars!

We invite you to join the 25th American Peptide Symposium, to be held in conjunction with the 9th International Peptide Symposium, in the mountain resort town of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, located about a 1.5 hour drive, 80 miles, north of Vancouver. The symposium theme of New Heights in Peptide Research will cover a broad range of topics connecting chemical, materials, biological, pharmaceutical and medical science. Originally established in 1968 by the American Peptide Society, this biennial Symposium assembles national and international peptide scholars, researchers, educators and students together with corporate exhibitors and sponsors.

We hope that you will join us in summer 2017 to both learn and share your latest results with professors, students, postdocs, and industrial researchers who make exciting contributions to peptide research. The pedestrian friendly Whistler resort combines the charm of an alpine village with the outstanding accommodations and restaurants of an urban centre. It offers numerous opportunities for mountain sports, wildlife watching and hiking. The spectacular BC coast is readily accessible enroute to Whistler.

Scientific Topics

Peptide Materials and Nanomedicine

Peptides and Enzymes

Natural Product Biosynthesis

Post-Translational Modifications

Peptide Arrays and Proteomics

Peptide Libraries

Peptide Assembly

Membrane-Active Peptides

Synthetic and Non-Natural Peptide Backbones

Peptidomimetics

Peptide Therapeutics, Vaccines, and Diagnostics

Peptide Structure and Function

Glycopeptides

Computational Design

Synthetic Methods

Preliminary List of Speakers

Alt-Riche, Dana - Reflexion Pharmaceuticals
Arora, Bobby - New York University
Baker, David - University of Washington
Bowers, Albert - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Burkart, Mike - University of California, San Diego
Chenoweth, Dave - University of Pennsylvania
Cochran, Jennifer - Stanford University
Derda, Ratmir - University of Alberta
Fujimori, Danica - University of California, San Francisco
Garneau-Tsodikova, Sylvie - University of Kentucky
Gellman, Sam - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Guichard, Gilles - University of Bordeaux
Grigoryan, Gevorg - Dartmouth College
Hancock, Bob - University of British Columbia
Kennedy, Eileen - University of Georgia
Kent, Stephen - University of Chicago
Kodadek, Thomas - The Scripps Research Institute
Lim, Hyun-Suk - Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Link, James - Princeton University
Lubell, Bill - Université de Montréal

Lynn, David - Emory University
McCafferty, Dewey - Duke University
Mitchell, Doug - University of Illinois
Nowick, James - University of California, Irvine
Paulson, Jim - The Scripps Research Institute
Pei, Dehua - The Ohio State University
Perrin, David - University of British Columbia
Petersson, E. James - University of Pennsylvania
Saven, Jeff - University of Pennsylvania
Sawyer, Tomi - Merck Research Laboratories
Schmidt, Eric - University of Utah
Schneider, Joel - National Cancer Institute
Sidhu, Sachdev - University of Toronto
Srivastava, Ved - Intercia Therapeutics
Suga, Hiroaki - University of Tokyo
Thorson, Jon - University of Kentucky
Tirrell, Matthew - University of Chicago
van Der Donk, Wilfred - University of Illinois
Veglia, Gianluigi - University of Minnesota

Our Meeting Venue

Whistler Conference Center

We like to think of it as the centre for celebration, announcement, excellence, brainstorming, networking and so much more. Our conference centre is a striking mountain lodge in the heart of an alpine village. It is an inspiring, friendly, and relaxed setting to stage any special event or group meeting. Our professional service and technical team is totally focused on you and the details. The chef, well he is probably in the kitchen chopping farm fresh ingredients for tonight's feast.

With over 40,000 square feet of versatile meeting space the center can serve a flavourful locally inspired menu for 1,200, wire a general session for 1,500, drive a car into the ballroom, host a production quality cover band or seamlessly tent and cater a delicious meal. Our venue has all the technology, service know-how, and seasoned team to deliver. Gathering here is a mountain tradition and we invite you to join!

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