The French Peptide Society
The French Group of Peptides and Proteins (GFPP) is a society funded in 1978 which brings together around 200 members who are de facto the participants in biennial congresses of the GFPP. It is administered by an executive commitee composed of twelve members elected during these congresses, as well as the French delegate at the European Peptide Society (EPS) who is elected every four years by the French EPS members.
The missions of the GFPP are:
1) to promote the development of research in the field of peptide and protein science.
2) to stimulate the circulation of national and international scientific informations in these fields. With this in mind, the GFPP organizes its congress every two years (4 to 5 days), short thematic meetings (1 to 3 days) and manages a mailing list.
3) to participate in the training of young researchers, engineers and technicians from French laboratories. The GFPP regularly awards grants to: participate in international congresses in the field of peptides / proteins or fund inter-laboratory exchanges to disseminate new techniques and / or train young scientists in multidisciplinary approaches.