8th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides

Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh, UK

September 2 - 4, 2018

Conference Co-Chairs

Steven Cobb

Durham University

Julia Dorin

University of Edinburgh

Organising Committee

IMAP 2018 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 sponsors the Poster Prizes at IMAP 2018.

Continuing a Successful Series

IMAP 2018 will build on the success of the previous meetings held in Copenhagen, Denmark (IMAP 2017), Leipzig, Germany (IMAP 2016), London, UK (IMAP 2015), Graz, Austria (IMAP 2014), London, UK (IMAP 2013) and Leipzig, Germany (IMAP 2012 and IMAP 2008).

Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs) and Host Defence Peptides (HDPs)

The 8th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides (IMAP 2018) will take place over 2 1/2 days in Edinburgh, UK in September 2018.

IMAP 2018 will cover both the antimicrobial activity of peptides as well as their role in regulation and modulation of the immune system.

This will be the biggest IMAP so far, with over 130 delegates and speakers.

Poster abstract deadline
was July 20, 2018

Late abstracts may still be accepted, subject to space

Scientific Programme

  • Design, synthesis and mode of action of AMPs / HDPs, including:
    • Immunomodulatory aspects
    • Biophysical aspects
  • Human and veterinary therapeutic applications of AMPs / HDPs
  • Role of AMPs / HDPs in fertility and reproduction
  • AMPs / HDPs in immune modulation and Alzheimer’s disease

  • Peptide biomaterials, peptide-polymer hybrids
  • Susceptibility testing of AMPs

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


Confirmed Speakers

Conference Sponsor

The organisers are grateful to NovaBiotics Ltd. for their continuing 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.



A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available. Contact us for details.

35th European Peptide Symposium

IMAP 2018 is  a satellite to the 35th European Peptide Symposium, which takes place from August 26th - 31st in Dublin, Ireland.

Frequent low-cost flights are available linking Dublin with Edinburgh (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes) making it economic to attend both meetings.

For more information, visit the 35th EPS website.