We are pleased to announce that the AMP2016 international symposium on antimicrobial peptides will be held on June 6-8, 2016 in Montpellier, France.
This fifth edition will explore cutting-edge structural, functional and evolutionary aspects of AMPs. We will enjoy three days of interacting conferences addressing the theme “Towards an integrated view of AMP diversity, functions and applications”
AMP2016 will gather about 250 scientists with interest in (i) the discovery of novel AMPs from the natural biodiversity (both prokaryotes and eukaryotes) and their rational/in silico design; (ii) the multifunctional properties of AMPs beyond antimicrobial; and (iii) the development/application of AMPs as drugs.
Within the scope of AMP 2016, the following key aspects will be presented:
Molecular and structural Diversity of AMPs: a special focus will be put on genome-mining approaches to explore the biodiversity of AMP sequences now available in large databases with the development of Next Generation Sequencing.
Functions: we will cover here aspects ranging from molecular evolution of AMPs (functional divergence and acquisition of multiple functions) to mechanisms of action. We will also discuss the role of AMPs in health and disease (regulation of the microbiota).
Applications as therapeutics in a context of antibiotic resistance. The cellular and molecular bases of AMP resistance (active efflux, membrane remodeling, biofilm formation…) will be covered.
Cutting-edge presentations on these topics will attract a wide range of AMP specialists and other researchers from public or private companies spanning the fields of bioactive peptides, from their discovery to their development as therapeutics.
Located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in southern France, Montpellier is a lively and surprising city in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. People are drawn here by the city’s rich past, former and contemporary glory, intense cultural life and youthful feel. Its sunny climate and well-preserved historical environment are second to none, nestled between the sea, vineyards and mountain landscapes. Montpellier is easily accessible by plane, train and motorway from all over Europe.
Please, save the date and join us at AMP2016 !
Applications will be open on june 2015
For any question : firstname.lastname@example.org
AMP2016 is organized by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
and the Universities of Montpellier and Perpignan.
It will be chaired by Dr. Delphine Destoumieux-Garzón and Dr. Philippe Bulet