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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.
  • BACHEMBachem is an independent, technology-based, public biochemicals company providing full service to the pharma and biotech industry.
  • BiotageBiotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, peptide synthesis, separation and purification.
  • 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.
  • Gyros Protein TechnologiesExpertise and deep knowledge in providing peptide synthesis and bioanalytical tools
  • POLYPEP_logoAt PolyPeptide, going the extra mile with our customers is a priority. Agility, global presence, flexibility, ability to create fast-tailored solutions, and exceeding the highest requirements, are all key benefits that you could only expect from a world leader in peptide manufacturing.
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  • SANOFISanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care.
  • 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.
  • CPC ScientificCPC Scientific is a global provider of high-quality cGMP and custom peptides to researchers and pharmaceutical companies.
  • DaisogelDAISO offers you highly reproducible and predictable DAISOGEL® analytical and preparative columns for proteins, peptides, and organic compounds.
  • InterchimWe manufacture and distribute consumables and instruments for research and industry.
  • Novo NordiskNovo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care.
  • AMGENAmgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies.
  • CBL PharmaChemical and Biopharmaceutical Laboratories is a global peptide manufacturing technology company founded in 1990 to provide the industry with novel chemistries in key areas of solid phase peptide and organic synthesis.
  • CEMCEM Corporation, a private company based in Matthews, North Carolina, is the leading provider of microwave laboratory instrumentation.
  • ChemPepChemPep®, a bioscience company located in Wellington, Florida, provides innovative products and services for R&D in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, solid phase synthesis, peptide and combinatorial chemistry.
  • Intarcia TherapeuticsIntarcia Therapeutics, Inc., is a rapidly emerging biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative therapies utilizing the Medici Drug Delivery System™ - medicines that have the potential to transform the prevention and management of serious chronic diseases.
  • merck_logoWe are a global healthcare company with a 125-year history of working to make a difference.
  • PEPTIDES INTERNATIONALPeptides International manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products that are used in major research institutions throughout the world.
  • peptide_science_logoThe aim of Peptide Science is to publish significant original research papers and comprehensive reviews covering the whole spectrum of peptide science including synthesis, structure and bioactivity.
  • PfizerWith 25,000 researchers testing 8000 new compounds every year, our science is our foundation. It is created by our people, drives our purpose, and creates our products.
  • Ra PharmaRa Pharma® utilizes a process called “mRNA display” and the Extreme Diversity™ platform to produce extremely large and diverse libraries of peptides from which to screen for potential product candidates.
  • scilligence_logoScilligence facilitates Science with Intelligence
  • Bioconjugate ScienceBioconjugate Chemistry invites original contributions on all research at the interface between man-made and biological materials.
  • ACS Combinatorial ScienceACS Combinatorial Science publishes research describing the development and use of combinatorial, high-throughput, and related methods in chemistry, materials science, and biology.

The 25th American Peptide Symposium

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.

Our Hotels

Whistler Village

Whistler Village

We have designated two Conference Hotels for the 2017 American Peptide Symposium at which we offer special conference rates. The Westin Resort & Spa, and the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa are next door to each other, allowing ease of access between the two hotels for symposium networking. These two resorts are also the closest hotels to the Whistler Conference Centre, where all symposium meetings and events will be held.

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


Peptide Therapeutics, Vaccines, and Diagnostics

Peptide Structure and Function


Computational Design

Synthetic Methods

Preliminary List of Speakers

Alewood, Paul - The University of Queensland
Arora, Bobby - New York University
Ault-Riche, Dana - Reflexion Pharmaceuticals
Baker, David - University of Washington
Bowers, Albert - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brown, Kathlynn - SRI International
Burkart, Mike - University of California, San Diego
Chenoweth, Dave - University of Pennsylvania
Cochran, Jennifer - Stanford University
Deber, Charles - University of Toronto/Hospital for Sick Kids
Del Valle, Juan - University of South Florida
Derda, Ratmir - University of Alberta
Fujimori, Danica - University of California, San Francisco
Garneau-Tsodikova, Sylvie - University of Kentucky
Gellman, Sam - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Grigoryan, Gevorg - Dartmouth College
Guichard, Gilles - University of Bordeaux
Hancock, Bob - University of British Columbia
Hodges, Robert - University of Colorado at Denver)
Huc, Ivan - University of Bordeaux
Keating, Amy - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kiessling, Laura - University of Wisconsin
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
Mayer, John - Novo Nordisk
McCafferty, Dewey - Duke University
Mitchell, Doug - University of Illinois
Nowick, James - University of California, Irvine
Otaka, Akira - Tokushima University
Paulson, Jim - The Scripps Research Institute
Pei, Dehua - The Ohio State University
Pentelute, Brad - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Perrin, David - University of British Columbia
Petersson, E. James - University of Pennsylvania
Raines, Ronald - University of Wisconsin at Madison
Saven, Jeff - University of Pennsylvania
Sawyer, Tomi - Merck Research Laboratories
Schmidt, Eric - University of Utah
Schneider, Joel - National Cancer Institute
Schueler-Furman, Ora - IMRIC
Sidhu, Sachdev - University of Toronto
Srivastava, Ved - Intarcia Therapeutics
Stevens, Raymond - University of Southern California
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!