Abstract Submission Guidelines

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

Important Note:
We are no longer accepting oral presentations for APS 2017.
However, we are accepting submissions for late-breaking poster presentations.

Abstract Submission Dates:    October 18th, 2016 to May 22nd, 2017, at midnight
Notifications Emailed to Lead Author:    March 20th, 2017, if abstract is submitted by February 15th.

Late Breaking Poster Abstracts are not guaranteed placement in the program book if submitted after April 15,
but will be included in the delegate registration packet as an addendum to the program.

Appropriate topics for poster presentation include:

  • 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

Submission Details:

Length:    The body of the abstract - 250 words, about half a page of text.
Format:    Word. PDF only if abstract includes a diagram.
Font:    Times New Roman

Uploading to text box on submission form:
        When uploading your abstract to the text box on the submission form,
        include title, author/s and affiliation/s as well as the complete
        abstract. Do NOT upload only the body of the abstract.

Type of submission:

When completing the submission form, you will be given the option of selecting:

        All abstracts for poster only presentation must be submitted by the January 31st deadline.

        All abstracts submitted for oral presentation must be submitted by the January 31st deadline.

        If not accepted, please consider for

        All abstracts submitted for first preference oral presentation must be submitted by the January 31st deadline.

Young Investigator Poster Competition:

        In addition to choosing one of the submission options, poster only, oral only, or first preference oral,
        Young Investigators may elect to enter the Young Investigator’s Poster Competition.

        Young Investigators are defined as undergraduates, graduates and post docs.

        Young Investigators who are chosen to present orally will automatically be entered into the
        ESCOM Science Foundation Oral Presentation Competition. Three winners will receive cash prizes.


Special Thanks to the ESCOM Science Foundation

ESCOM Science Foundation, founded by Dr. Bert L. Schram and currently chaired by Mrs. Dr. E.A. Schram, has kindly sponsored three awards to be given to the top three outstanding oral presentations given by young investigators. In addition, the Foundation also sponsors the Dr. Bert L. Schram Young Scientists’ Lunch and Mixer. The American Peptide Society acknowledges this generous contribution, which supports the development and promotion of young aspiring researchers in peptide science.

We will begin accepting abstracts on October 18, 2016

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