Today, GFPP which brings together around 200 members who are the participants of GFPP biennial congresses. At this occasion, the GFPP board selects 25–35 young students whose registration and accommodation costs are waived. Besides the GFPP biennial congresses, the GFPP committee is responsible for organizing scientific workshops on specific topics. The GFPP board also promote exchange fellowships for short stays of its members in other French or foreign laboratories, as well as the participation of young scientists to international meetings.
In 1992, the GFP became GFPP (Groupe Français des Peptides et Protéines), and was structured into an association (according to the French law) with a scientific board of twelve members, a treasurer (André Colau at that time) and the French representative to the EPS Council. The twelve members represent the pluridisciplinarity of researches that are generally found in the peptide field as well as the different regions in France .
In 1978, the first meeting of the French Peptides Group was held in Pont-à-Mousson, with the ambition to bring together French researchers in the peptide field from all origins .
The success of this event prompted the GFPP committee to organize a meeting every two years.
The French Peptide Group (GFP) was funded by Bertrand Castro (at the time professor at the University of Nancy) and Pierre Rivaille (CNRS Director of Research at St-Antoine Hospital, Paris) in the mid 1970s.