The First Canadian Peptide and Protein Community Virtual Symposium

Organizing Committee: Éric Biron (Laval U), Voula Kanelis (UT), William D. Lubell (UdeM), Leonard G Luyt (UWO), David Perrin (UBC) and Jumi A. Shin (UT)

Peptides and proteins are remarkable natural biopolymers which inspire various fields of contemporary research. Moreover, they serve as components of a variety of medicines, catalysts, materials, cosmetics and agricultural products. Our virtual symposium brings together leading researchers at the cutting edge of peptide and protein science. With a broad focus and intent to promote the visibility of emerging scientists and young investigators, this two-day event will feature leaders in the characterization, synthesis and application of peptides and proteins in various domains targeted for improving basic knowledge and enhancing quality of life.

Invited speakers:
Marya Ahmed (University of Prince Edward Island)
Steve Bourgault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Deniz Meneksedag Erol (Concordia University)
Voula Kanelis (University of Toronto)
Galia Maayan (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
Kevin McDonnal (Bicycle Therapeutics)
Caroline Proulx (North Carolina State University)
Alanna Schepartz (University of California Berkeley)
Suzana K. Straus (University of British Columbia)

SCF-ChemBio Inaugural Symposium – ChemBioChem

Virtual meeting

27 April 2021, 3-5 PM CET (UTC+1)

Join the SCF-ChemBio for their inaugural symposium together with ChemBioChem. Enjoy three exciting 20-minute presentations with interactive question-and-answer sessions. Moderated by SCF-ChemBio president Boris Vauzeilles and ICBS president-elect Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska.

03:00-03:10 Welcome and Intro

03:10-03:40 Barbara ImperialiThe ins and outs of initiating glycoconjugate biosynthesis at the membrane frontier

03:40-04:10 Kai JohnssonFluorescent probes for live-cell imaging

04:10-04:40 Raphaël RodriguezRole of metals in the regulation of cell plasticity

Presenter Presenter Presenter
Barbara Imperiali


Kai Johnsson

MPI Heidelberg

Raphaël Rodriguez

Institut Curie, Paris


the First International Conference on Metal-Binding Peptides (MBP’2020) will be held in Nancy, France from July 7th to 10th 2020.

MBP’2020 will cover a wide range of topics and disciplines around peptides and metals, from basic research to various applications. The idea of the initiation of this first congress is to gather academic and industrial scientists together, who are normally dispatched in different fields.

Methodologies and applications will be covered in different disciplines, including food, nutrition, chemistry, microbiology, cellular biology, biology in general, catalysis, environment, origin of life and evolution, milk products, imaging, models, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health, materials etc. Peptides include synthetic peptides, expressed peptides, isolated from natural sources, peptidomimetics etc. and all type of metals (essential, toxic etc) present in form of ions, metal-ligand complexes, nanoparticles and so on.

Confirmed speakers:
Vincent PECORARO (University of Michigan, USA)
Henryk KOSLOWSKI (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Nils METZLER-NOLTE (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany)
Wojciech BAL (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Olivier LUDEMANN-HOMBOURGER (Polypeptide group, Strasbourg, France)
Fouzia BOULMEDAIS (Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France)
Olivier SENEQUE (CEA, Grenoble, France)

Key dates:

Mid-November 2019: call for papers and opening of the submission platform
Mid-January 2020: opening of the on-line registration platform
End of February 2020: deadline to submit your papers
End of April 2020: notification of acceptance
20th May 2020: early-birds registration