6th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides

Leipzig University, Germany

August 31 - September 3, 2016

The Latest in a Successful Series

The 6th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides (IMAP 2016) will take place over 2 1/2 days in Leipzig, Germany in September 2016 and will build on the success of the previous meetings held in London, UK (IMAP 2015), Graz, Austria (IMAP 2014), London, UK (IMAP 2013) and Leipzig, Germany (IMAP 2012 and IMAP 2008).

Leipzig University is located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, and is one of the oldest universities in the world and the second-oldest university in Germany.

IMAP 2016 is organised and hosted by
Leipzig University.

IMAP 2016 is held under the auspices of the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Poster Prizes

The Protein & Peptide Scicence group of the RSC is sponsoring the Poster Prizes at IMAP 2016.

Conference Sponsors

The organisers are grateful to NovaBiotics Ltd. for their generous financial support of the meeting.

NovaBiotics Ltd is a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the design and development of first-in-class anti-infectives for difficult-to-treat, medically unmet diseases.

For more information, please visit the NovaBiotics website.

IMAP 2016 takes place immediately before the 34th European Peptide Symposium (34th EPS) / 8th International Peptide Symposium also being held at Leipzig University. This gives you the opportunity to stay on in Leipzig to attend the EPS. For more information visit the 34th EPS website.

The Public BALI Conference takes place on the afternoon before IMAP 2016 in the same location.

The presentations will focus - not exclusively – on biofilm formation, prevention and killing.


Dr. Andrej Trampuz, Head of the Center for Septic Surgery Charité - University Medicine Berlin will give a keynote talk in a joint session with IMAP 2016.

IMAP participants are eligible to attend this conference and present their posters without any additional fee.


You can register for the Public BALI Conference together with IMAP 2016 via the online registration page.

Scientific Programme

The final programme is now available on the Programme & Abstracts page.

  • Structure, Function & Design of AMPs
  • Therapeutic Applications of AMPs
  • Peptide Biomaterials & Peptide-Polymer Hybrids
  • Immunomodulatory Aspects of AMPs

Keynote Talk (joint with BALI Conference)

Dr. Andrej Trampusz, Head of the Center for Septic Surgery, Charité - University Medicine Berlin

Registration deadline July 31, 2016

It is still possible to register after this date on payment of a 50 Euro supplement.

Organising Committee

  • Kai Hilpert, St. Georges, University of London, UK
  • Ralf Hoffmann, Leipzig University, Germany
  • Karl Lohner, University of Graz, Austria
  • Lisandra Martin, Monash University, Australia
  • Laszlo Otvos, Temple University, USA
  • Marco Scocchi, University of Trieste, Italy
  • John Wade, University of Melbourne, Australia

Invited Speakers

Prof Pieter Hiemstra
Professor of Respiratory Cell Biology and Immunology Leiden University Medical Center

Sponsorship & Exhibition Packages

A range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. Email for more details.

Local Organising Committee

  • Christoph Baums, Leipzig University
  • Ralf Hoffmann, Leipzig University
  • Daniel Knappe, Leipzig University
  • Uwe Müller, Leipzig University
  • Norbert Sträter, Leipzig University
  • Daniela Volke, Leipzig University

Exhibitors & Supporters