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The French Peptide Society

Our missions

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.

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You have been invited to prepare a GFPP Featured Article to be published on the GFPP website home page. This is a unique opportunity to promote your research and make your team more visible, given the number of visits GFPP website receives each day.

Please follow carefully the guidelines as not doing so will considerably delay the publication of the Featured Article. The GFPP reserves the right to not publish the Featured Article if quality standards are not met.

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    Articles featured by GFPP !

    Aurélie Tasiemski

    Aurélie Tasiemski
    The environment shapes immune peptides

    Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) play a key role in the external immunity of animals, offering an interesting model for studying the influence of the environment on the diversification and evolution of immune effectors. Alvinellacin (ALV), arenicin (ARE) and polaricin (POL, a novel AMP identified here), characterized from three marine worms inhabiting contrasted habitats (‘hot’ vents, temperate and polar respectively), possess a well conserved BRICHOS domain in their precursor molecule despite a profound amino acid and structural diversification of the C-terminal part containing the core active peptide.


    Peter Faller

    Peter Faller
    Transporting Cu into Cells with a Peptide

    In Alzheimer’s disease (AD) copper ions accumulates in amyloid plaques, a hallmark of this disease. This copper likely originating from intracellular sources. The Cu in amyloid plaques is bound to its main constituent, the peptide amyloid-β (Aβ). Cu-Aβ can catalyze the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in vitro and is thought to contribute to the oxidative stress observed in AD. The paper reports on the development of a novel Cu shuttle able to restore the Cu balance between intra- and extracellular Cu. (more…)

    Jean-Philippe Combier

    Jean-Philippe Combier
    Short peptides to replace chemicals in agronomy 

    The current agriculture main challenge is to maintain food production while facing multiple threats such as increasing world population, temperature increase, lack of agrochemicals due to health issues and uprising of weeds resistant to herbicides. Developing novel, alternative, and safe methods is hence of paramount importance. Here we show that complementary peptides (cPEPs) from any gene can be designed to target specifically plant coding genes. (more…)

    Gilles Subra (Zervas Award 2020)

    Gilles Subra (Zervas Award 2020)
    Moulding proteins with amino acids 

    Gilles Subra received the Zervas award from the EPS in 2022 during the 36th EPS meeting in Sitges (Spain). With this recent article, he shares with us some of the innovative work pursued in his team.

    MIP (molecular imprinted polymers) are prepared by polymerizing monomers around a template. After the removal of the template, the cavities in the material will be able to recognise and recapture selectively the molecule of interest. (more…)

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    Other events sponsored by GFPP

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    Year Meeting title City
    2022 7th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptides – AMP2022 Paris
    2022 Ecole thématique du GDR MuFoPAM PAMOMICS Roscoff
    2022 MBP 2022.  International Conference on Metal-Binding Peptides: Methodologies and Applications Nancy
    2021 2nd PEPPERSchool Virtual event
    2018 Pepperschool Carry-Le-Rouet
    2016 Ecole thématique GDR MuFoPam Beg Meil
    2015 Symposium Foldamères Bordeaux
    2013 Paris Foldamers 2013 Symposium (COST Action CM0803) Paris
    2012 Bordeaux 2012 Symposium on Foldamers (COST Action CM0803) Bordeaux
    2010 Congrès international d’endocrinologie Rouen

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        Past GFPP meetings

        Past GFPP meetings

        Year City GFPP meeting number
        2023 Fournols 23
        2022 Port-Leucate

        22e GFPP / BPGM5, French-Belgian joint meeting

        2019 Amboise 21st
        2017 Arcachon 20th
        2015 Portbail 19th
        2013 Sète 18
        2011 Aussois 17
        2009 Albé 16
        2007 Dinard 15
        2005 Aussois 14
        2003 Biarritz 13
        2002 Aussois 12
        1999 Aussois 11
        1997 Montpellier 10: Fourth Forum on Peptides and Proteins
        1995 Aussois 9
        1993 Biarritz 8: Third Forum on Peptides
        1991 Aussois 7
        1988 Nancy 6: Second Forum on Peptides
        1986 Le Touquet 5
        1984 Montpellier 4: First Forum on Peptides
        1982 Chamerolles 3
        1980 Toulon 2
        1978 Pont-à-Mousson 1


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          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

          Compliance leader, Corden Pharma Brussels

          The Compliance Leader will be working as part of the Corden Pharma Brussels Quality Assurance Department and ensure that the products are manufactured, stored and packaged in accordance with cGMP regulation. The Compliance Leader will be working as part of the Quality Unit on site ensuring products are manufactured, stored and packaged in accordance with the cGMP. Under the direction of the Head of Quality, he/she will be in charge to improve continuously the Quality system regarding the cGMP requirements. He/She will be a QA support in case of quality issues and problem solving techniques to assure the successful outcomes of company and external Health Authority. He/She will be in direct contact with our customer in case of qualification audit, QA complaint issues and other quality topics. The Compliance Leader is reporting to the Head of Quality.


          MedChem 2019 – Peptide Drug Discovery: a Niche Area ?

          November 22, 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

          The objective of the event is to discuss the multifaceted therapeutic potential of peptides. Topics such as peptidomimetics and macrocycles, protein-protein interactions, peptide shuttles, chemical ligation and main aspects of peptide synthesis will be tackled.

          The confirmed speakers are:

          Linkers for Peptide Conjugation
          Prof. Fernando Albericio, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
          Synthetic Immune System Engagers – a Peptide-based Approach to Immune-oncology
          Prof. Christian Becker, University of Vienna, Austria
          From Structure to Function: Peptide Recognition at G Protein-coupled Receptors
          Dr Anette Kaiser, University of Leipzig, Germany
          Macrocyclization as an Enabling Tool Toward Novel Peptide Drug Candidates
          Prof. Eric Marsault, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
          Targeting Receptor Complexes: A New Dimension in Drug Discovery
          Prof. Kristian Strømgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
          Gate2Brain, Opening the Gate to CNS Therapies
          Dr Meritxell Teixido, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain

          All participants are invited to submit abstracts for scientific communications. Out of the submitted proposals, 3 Oral Communications will be selected. The other accepted abstracts will get the opportunity to be presented as Posters.

          Submission deadline: October 10, 2019

          More information is available on www.medchem.be

          Lei LIU

          Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

           « Title to be announced »


          Closing lecture

          Please find below the finalized speaker list, after a couple of last minute changes.

          Alesia TIETZE

          Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

           « Chemical synthesis of membrane-associated peptides: studies on influenza virus B protein BM2 »


          Biography and abstract

          Birgit WILTSCHI

          Synthetic Biology Group, ACIB – Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology, Graz , Austria

          « Engineering of proteins with non-canonical amino acids in industrial biotechnology »


          Biography and abstract





          Prof. Daniel N. WILSON

          Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg  ―  Germany. “Proline-rich antimicrobial peptides targeting protein synthesis” (Abstract) Website

          Mimoun AYOUB

          Bord member
          MImoun AyoubBruehlfeldweg 14 – 8112 Otelfingen, Switzerland
          Phone: +41 79 937 5302


          We are pleased to announce that the next meeting of the French Peptides and Proteins Group will be held in Amboise (Région Centre-Val-de-Loire), from Sunday 12th to Thursday 16th May 2019, in the beautiful and historic Loire valley area.

          Note that 2019 will be the 41th anniversary of the creation of the GFPP and also the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, who spent his last years in Amboise, in the Chateau du Clos-Lucé, located a few kilometers away from the conference center.

          We have gathered a rich program of plenary speakers, spanning cutting-edge themes in the peptide and protein science field.

          A large part of the program will be dedicated to oral communications from young scientists. As usual, around 20 grants will be attributed to young investigators to cover their registration fees.

          The official language of the congress is English. For any enquiry, please contact us.

          Looking forward to seeing you in Amboise !

          The GFPP board members

          How to get to Amboise

          • The 21th GFPP meeting will be held at the Villa Bellagio resort, located 3 km away from the town center.
          • By car: Motorway A10 then D31 (19 km) /  motorway A85 then D31 (15 km).
          • OpenStreetMap link
          • GPS: 47.3918,1.0066
          • By plane: Paris airports then train.
          • The Amboise train station is well deserved including frequent connexions from Tours TGV station and direct trains from Paris (https://en.oui.sncf/en/) .
          Bus shuttles are scheduled for the trains arriving at Amboise at 17h21 and 17h38 on Sunday, and for those departing at 13h46, 13h55 and 14h23 on Thursday, so please book your tickets in accordance. Important notice: the SNCF website does not propose all the possible combinations of trains, and it can be necessary to do two separate searches:  (1) your town -> Paris then (2) Paris-> Amboise.

          Taxi companies in Amboise

          • Allo Taxi Olivier Jovenin 56 place Michel Debré – 37400 Amboise Tél. : 06 07 19 08 13 ou 02 47 57 13 53 taxis-jovenin@orange.fr
          • Taxi Bordier Amboise 44 bis rue de Bel Air – 37400 Amboise Tél. : 06 74 54 55 89 ou 02 47 57 30 39
          • Taxi Éric Jovenin 4 allée Pont Moulin – 37400 Amboise Tél. : 06 88 02 44 10
          • Taxi Roxane 3 Domaine de l’Aumonerie – 37130 Saint-Michel-sur-Loire Tél. : 06 25 37 92 97 ou 02 47 96 75 75 taxi.roxane@orange.fr
          • Taxi Vinci 12 avenue de la Verrerie – 37400 Amboise Tél. : 06 14 44 12 09 taxi.vinci@live.fr
          • Taxis Magog 71 rue de Chenonceaux – 37270 Saint-Martin-le-Beau Tél. : 06 15 75 08 48
          • Taxi Jouannot 15 allée Aung San Suu Kyi – 37400 Amboise Tél. : 02 47 57 68 36 ou 06 08 54 24 34

          Registration to the 21st GFPP

          Registrations are now closed

          Key Dates:

          1st November 2018 : opening of registration and abstract submission

          18th January 2019 : deadline for oral communications submissions and young researchers bursary applications.

          1st March 2019 : end of early bird fees for registration.

          15th March 2019 : deadline for poster communication abstract submission. 1st April 2019 : end of registration.

          12th May 2019, 6:30 pm : official opening of the congress

          Registration fees includes :

          •Access to all scientific sessions • Abstract book • Full board accomodation (lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks) at the Villa Bellagio resort in Amboise • Excursions on Tuesday afternoon
          • Welcome reception and gala dinner

          Note that the above-mentionned fees apply for twin room accomodation (academic or private company delegates) or triple rooms (students/postdoc). A single room option will be available (not applicable for students/postdocs) at a supplementary cost of 150 € for academic delegate and of 130 € for private company delegate.

          Registration Form

            ex: UMR7200, U62, etc

            IBAN : FR76 3000 3036 0000 0505 1595 563
            BIC : SOGEFRPP
            Reason for payment : Registration to the 21st GFPP

            If you additionally need a RIB, please contact us at gfpp21@cnrs-orleans.fr

            Bus shuttles are scheduled for the trains arriving at Amboise at 17h21 and 17h38 on Sunday, and for those departing at 13h46, 13h55 and 14h23 on Thursday, so please book your tickets in accordance.

            Important notice: the SNCF website does not propose all the possible combinations of trains, and it can be necessary to do two separate searches, for example (1) your town -> Paris then (2) Paris-> Amboise.

            On tuesday afternoon, several excursions may be proposed, depending on the weather and the number of participants. Among this list, select those you may be interested :
            No excursionCanoé/kayak on the LoireVisit of 2 cellars and wine tastingVisit of the Château de ChenonceauInternational Garden Festival at the château de Chaumont sur Loire

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