We are pleased to announce that the AMP2016 international symposium on antimicrobial peptides will be held on June 6-8, 2016 in Montpellier, France.

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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.

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AMP2016 will gather about 200 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 AMP2016, 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.
  • Functional 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.

Please, save the date and join us at AMP2016 !

AMP2016 is organized by
the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS),
Ifremer,
and the Universities of Montpellier and Perpignan.
It will be chaired by Dr. Delphine Destoumieux-Garzón and Dr. Philippe Bulet

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