Schedule-At-A-Glance and detailed program


Sunday, May 29

15h Arrival at Leucate/registration
18h00 Welcome reception sponsored by Corden Pharma


Opening of the 22nd GFPP & 5th BPGM meeting
Sonia Cantel, Steven Ballet, Annemieke Madder and Nicolas Inguimbert
Inaugural conference 

Sylviane Muller (Strasbourg University, France )
“Mechanism-guided novel therapies for treating inflammatory diseases”

Monday, May 30




PL1 –  Markus Muttenthaler (University of Vienna, Austria & The University of Queensland, Australia)

“Gut-stable peptide therapeutics“



OC1 – Jordan Cossu (University Grenoble-Alpes, France)

“Design, synthesis and characterization of monoclonal antibody mimics”




OC2 – Kevin Van holsbeeck (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium – Ghent University, Belgium)

“Downsizing Nanobodies: towards CDR3 loop peptidomimetics enhancing SOS1-mediated nucleotide exchange on RAS” 



OC3 – Xiaoqing Ye (Université de Paris, France)

“Cyclic Peptides Targeting VEGF/VEGFR Interaction for Anti-angiogenic Therapy”

10h50-11h20 Coffee break




PL2 – Lidia Feliu (University of Girona, Spain)

“From the lead peptide BP100 to bifunctional peptide conjugates to control plant pathogens”



OC4 – Jan Watteyne (KU Leuven, Belgium)

“Untying the Gordian Knot: unravelling spatiotemporal activity in the C. elegans neuropeptide-receptor network”



OC5 – Steven Ascoet (Université de Toulouse, France)

“Investigation of the U9-MYRTX-Tb1a mechanism, a cytotoxic peptide from the ant Tetramorium bicarinatum venom“

12h40-12h50 I1 – Nanotemper
12h50-13h00 I2 – Polypeptide
13h00-14h20 Lunch




PL3 – Ashraf Brik (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

“Transition Metals in Peptide and Protein Synthesis”



OC6 – Ewout De Geyter (Ghent University, Belgium)

“5-Hydroxy-pyrrol-2-one based building blocks as maleimide alternatives for protein bioconjugation”



OC7 – Thibault Charnay (University Grenoble Alpes, France)

“Sequence-specific recognition of double-stranded DNA: Application to luminescence sensing”

15h40-15h50 I3 – CEM
15h50-16h00 I4 – Genepep
16h00-16h20 Coffee break




Bruno TillierSynthelis

The cell-free technology for the futures of protein… and even more !”



Joel RichardMedinCell

Challenges for the Delivery of Peptides and  Proteins: Opportunities for Innovative Long-Acting    Injectable Technologies”



 Leendert van den BosEnzyTag

“Peptiligase enzymes as enabling technology for long and complex peptides”



Mathieu SchmittEnterome

“Oncomimics™ : New peptide-based immunotherapies from bench to bedside“



Christel MenetConfo Therapeutics

“The Confo Therapeutics Technology Platform Enabling GPCR Fragment-based Drug Discovery“           



Biotech round table

With the participation of GenePep and Corden Pharma

19h40-21h00 Dinner

Tuesday, May 31




PL4 – Marc Vendrell (University of Edinborough, UK)

“Fluorescent activatable peptides for first in-human imaging studies”




OC8 – Thibaud Bailly (Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France)

“Synthesis and in vivo characterization of a heterobivalent radiotracer targeting PSMA and GRPR for prostate cancer imaging”



OC9 – Noemi B. Declerk (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

“Bimodal Nb-tracers for rapid and specific pre-and intra-operative cancer imaging”



OC10 – Emmanuelle Rémond (Université de Montpellier, France)

“P-functionalized fluorescent phospholes for chemioselective coupling to peptides under mild conditions”

10h50-11h20 Coffee break





PL5 – Laurent Devel (Université Paris-Saclay, France) 

“Activity-based probes targeting metalloproteinases with no photoactivation: toward the profiling of these enzymes in vivo?”




OC11 – Sejalon-Cipolla Mylene (Université de Montpellier, France)

“Development of MS molecular probes – ABP – for the profiling of matrix metalloproteases using MALDI-MS “




OC12 – Lua Sobron (Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nano-objects, France)

“Recombinant Production, Labeling, Purification and Interaction of Death Receptor 5 with Multivalent Peptides”

12h40-12h50 I5 – Gilson
12h50-13h00 I6 – Advion
13h00-14h20 Lunch




PL6 – Jean-Louis Banères (Université de Montpellier, France)

 Allosteric modulation of GPCR signaling”




OC13 – Laia Miret-Casals (Ghent University, Belgium)

“Furan-oxidation mediated cross-link technology: from in vitro analysis of protein-protein interactions to covalent GPCR-ligand interactions on live cells”




OC14 – Morgane Mannes (Vrije Universiteit Brussel,  Belgium)

“Development of G protein peptidomimetics able to stabilize active state Gs protein-coupled receptors for application in drug discovery”

15h40-15h50 I7 – ALMAC
15h50-16h00 I8 – CDD
16h00-16h20 Coffee break




PL7 – Jan Tytgat  (KU Leuven, Belgium)

“Miniaturized peptide toxins in drug discovery: pro & con’s”




OC15 – Anne-Cécile Van Baelen (Université Paris-Saclay, France)

“Characterization of innovative animal toxins for the functional study of angiotensin receptors”

17h20-17h30 I9 – Polypeptide
17h30-17h40 I10 – JEOL
17h40-19h40 Poster session (odd numbers)
19h40-20h40 Dinner
21h00 GFPP-BPGM General Assembly

Wednesday, June 1





PL8 – Beat Fierz (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

“Protein semisynthesis to dissect cellular regulation by posttranslational modifications”



OC16 – Magdalena Wierzbicka (University of Wrocław, Poland)

N-[2-thioethyl]glycine as a new thioesterification tool for peptide synthesis by native chemical ligation”




OC17 – El hadji Cisse (Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, France)

“Aspartimide formation, an underestimated side reaction during NCL. Development of a straightforward methodology to overcome it”



OC18 – Stijn M. Agten (University Maastricht, Netherlands)

“Role of matrix Gla protein in vascular calcification: hard chemistry for soft vessels”

10h50-11h20 Coffee break





PL9 – Paula Gomes (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) 

“Hybrid multi-tasking peptides and their ionic liquid conjugates as promising leads to tackle severe skin and soft tissue infections”



OC19 – Sébastien Deshayes (Université de Montpellier, France)

“Peptide-based siRNA delivery: Licence to silence”



OC20 – Simon Gonzalez (CY Cergy Paris Université, France)

“Development of Hepatitis C viral fusion peptides and constrained analogues for cell-penetration”

12h40-12h50 I11 – Iris
12h50-13h00 I12 – Biotage
13h00-13h10 I13 – Gyros
13h10-14h20 Lunch
14h20-19h40 Excursion
19h40-20h40 Dinner

 Thursday, June 2




PL10 – Colin Bonduelle (University of Bordeaux, France)

“Polypeptides from novel approaches in polymer chemistry”



OC21 – Julie Heremans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

“Impact of peptide length on in vivo hydrogel stability and sustained drug release”



OC22 – Margaux Clavié (Université de Montpellier,  France)

“Novel hybrid precursors for sol-gel protein imprinting: silylated amino acid derivatives”




OC23 – Mathilde Guérin IBMM –  Université de Toulouse, France)

“Hybrid apatite/peptide colloidal nanoparticles for the treatment of complex wounds” 

10h50-11h20 Coffee break





PL11 – Ludovic T. Maillard (Université de Montpellier, France)

“Heterocyclic g-peptide foldamers: from conformational control to applications in organocatalysis and biomedical areas”



OC24 – Guy Gouarin (CY Cergy Paris Université, France)

“Fluorinated Peptide Approach for the Inhibition of Rotamase”




OC25 – Mostafa Badreldin (Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, France)

“Towards stochastic control of peptidic copolymer sequences”



OC26 – Marie E. Perrin (Université Paris-Saclay, France)

“Optimization of urea-based foldamers as ligands to target the histone chaperone ASF1 (Anti-Silencing Function 1)”

13h00-14h20 Lunch


14h20-15h00 PL12 – Gilles Guichard (Univ. Bordeaux, France)

 “Foldamers as Protein Mimics”




OC27 –  Davide Di Lorenzo (Université Paris-Saclay France – Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italie)

“Peptidomimetic foldamers: a new feature for the amyloidogenic pathology of Alzheimer’s disease”




OC28 – Gabrielle Bruschera (Université Bordeaux,France)

“Dynamic hybridization of quinoline oligoamides into heteromeric double helices: towards stabilization of protein complexes”




OC29 – Naudé Maxime (Biometals and chemical biology, Strasbourg, France)

“DE NOVO design of peptides self-assembling into left-handed β helices”

16h00-16h20 Coffee break




PL13 – José C. Martins (Ghent University,  Belgium)

“Structural investigations of bacterial lipopeptides: challenges and (some) solutions”




OC30 – Vic De Roo (Ghent University, Belgium)

“An NMR Fingerprint matching methodology for identification and structural evaluation of non-ribosomal lipopeptides”

17h20-19h40 Poster session (even numbers)
19h40 Gala Dinner

Friday, June 3





PL14 – Christine Cavazza (CEA-CNR-University Grenoble Alpes, France)

“Mimicking biocatalysis for the design of artificial oxygenases based on a versatile protein scaffold”




OC31 – Elise A. Naudin (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock’s Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS, UK)

“De novo designed coiled-coil peptides that assemble and function in living cells”




OC32 Rousselot Pailley (Aix Marseille Univ, Centrale Marseille, CNRS, iSm2, France)

“Copper binding peptides for sustainable oxidation reactions

10h40-11h20 Closing remarks
11h20-11h40 Coffee break
11h40 Take away Lunch

Scientific fields

  • Peptide Structuration and Biomaterials
  • Chemical Biology / Bioconjugates/ Ligation
  • GPCR as drug target
  • Ligand-Directed Protein Targeting
  • Chemical Methodology
  • Imaging and Biomolecular Sensor
  • Peptides Natural Products and Drug Discovery
  • Metallopeptides/ Peptidomimetics
  • NMR and Molecular Modeling
  • De novo design of peptide based polymers

Our Sponsors

Organizing & Scientific committees

Organizing Committee

Sonia Cantel

Dr Sonia Cantel
Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron
IBMM, UMR 5247, Montpellier – France

Steven Ballet
Organic Chemistry Research Group
OCRG, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel – Belgium

Nicolas Inguimbert
USR 3278, Perpignan – France

Annemieke Madder
Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
Universiteit Gent, Gent – Belgium

Scientific Committee

Vincent Aucagne
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire (CBM, UPR 4301) Orléans

Steven Ballet
Organic Chemistry Research Group (OCRG, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Brussel

Frédéric Bihel
Laboratoire d’innovation thérapeutique (UMR7200) Strasbourg

Sonia Cantel
Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron (IBMM, UMR 5247) Montpellier

Florine Cavelier
Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron (IBMM, UMR 5247) Montpellier

Grégory Chaume
Laboratoire de Chimie Biologique (LCB, EA 4505) Cergy-Pontoise

Sophie Faure
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF, UMR 6296) Clermond-Ferrand

Elisabeth Garanger
Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO, UMR 5629) Bordeaux

Matthieu Giraud
CordenPharma International, Switzerland

Nicolas Inguimbert
Centre de Recherche et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE, USR 3278) Perpignan

Olivier Lequin
Laboratoire des Biomolécules (UMR 7203, Paris)

Annemieke Madder
Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Universiteit Gent, Gent

Françoise Ochsenbein
CEA Saclay (IBITEC-S/SB2SM/LBSR) Gif sur Yvette

Isabelle Segalas-Milazzo
COBRA (UMR 6014), Rouen

Olivier Sénèque
Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie des Métaux (UMR 5249, CEA) Grenoble

Dirk Tourwé
Organic Chemistry Research Group (OCRG, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Brussel

Registration to the 22eGFPP / BPGM5

Registrations to the 22th GFPP / 5th BPGM
are now Open

Key Dates for Registration :

20th November 2021 : opening of registration

Extended deadline => 6th february 2022 : deadline for young researcher GFPP/BPGM bursary applications.

Extended deadline => 24th february 2022 : end of early bird fee for registration.

Key Dates for Abstract submission:

Extended deadline => 6th february 2022 : deadline for oral communications submission

Extended deadline => 15th march 2022 : deadline for poster communication submission.

Registration fees includes :

•Access to all scientific sessions • Abstract book • Full board accomodation (lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks) at the Village Vacances Rives des Corbières • Welcome reception and gala dinner • Excursions


(a) The mentioned fees apply for single bedroom in a 2 or 3 bedrooms apartment accommodation – the bathroom will be shared in the respect of sanitary rules

(b) The mentioned fees apply for private apartment accommodation including a private bathroom 

(a) The mentioned fees apply for single bedroom in a 2 or 3 bedrooms apartment accommodation – the bathroom will be shared in the respect of sanitary rules

(b) The mentioned fees apply for private apartment accommodation including a private bathroom 

Welcome to the 22nd GFPP / BPGM5, French-Belgian Joint Meeting, 29/05 – 03/06/2022

On behalf of the French Group of Peptides and Proteins (GFPP) and Belgian Peptide Group Meeting (BPGM), we have the great pleasure to invite you to the “Joint Meeting on Peptides and Proteins GFPP22 & BPGM5” organized by the French and Belgian Peptide and Protein Societies from May 29th till June 3rd 2022.

This event will be held in Port-Leucate, France. Between Montpellier and Perpignan, on a lagoon between the sea and the adjacent pond, it is one of the largest European marinas of the Mediterranean Sea. Sheltered from the Tramontane by the cliff, its small preserved creeks and its wild sand beach, the “Rives de Corbières” center will welcome you, also in line with any sanitary conditions (if still applicable).

The meeting, themed “Peptides and Proteins without Frontiers”, will allow to renew with a long-standing tradition, and reconnect our communities in a single place. This meeting is expected to be a great success, bringing together for the first time the Belgian and French communities in the field.


We have gathered a rich program of plenary speakers, spanning cutting-edge topics in the peptide and protein science fields. Moreover, this event will give additional opportunities to academic and industrial scientists to exchange through a special Biotechnology session, followed by a round table discussion.


The official language of the congress is English. To boost oral communications from young scientists, the members of GFPP and BPGM will award around 30 grants to young investigators to cover their registration fees.


Details of this meeting (scientific program, registration fees, accommodation, etc.) is now available on our website.


Looking forward to seeing you in Port-Leucate!

The GFPP and BPGM board members

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