9th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

August 28 - 30, 2019


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Conference Co-Chairs

Eefjan Breukink

Utrecht University

Edwin Veldhuizen

Utrecht University

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee is grateful to the European Peptide Society for generous financial support of IMAP 2019.

BBA Biomembranes is sponsoring the Poster Prizes at IMAP 2019.

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IMAP 2019 is held under the auspices of the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Continuing a Successful Series

IMAP 2019 built on the success of the previous meetings held in Edinburgh, UK (IMAP 2018), 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). Visit the Archive Page for details of some of the earlier conferences.

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

The 9th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides (IMAP 2019) took place over 3 days hosted by Utrecht University, The Netherlands in August 2019.

The conference covered both the antimicrobial activity of peptides as well as their role in regulation and modulation of the immune system.

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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

  • Peptide biomaterials, peptide-polymer hybrids
  • Susceptibility testing of AMPs
  • Hot topics in AMP/HDP research 

Final Programme & Abstracts Volume now Published

You can download the Final Programme from the Programme & Abstracts page.

Keynote Speaker

Bob Hancock, University of British Columbia

Development of peptides as therapeutics - the big issues

The Keynote Talk is sponsored by the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Confirmed Speakers

Kevin Bicker, Middle Tennessee State University

High-throughput identification and characterization of antifungal peptoids effective against Cryptococcus neoformans

Mike Dawson, Spero Therapeutics

Discovery and development of SPR206: a next generation polymyxin analogue

Paula Gomes, University of Porto

Only a click away: antibacterial coatings upon grafting antimicrobial peptides onto chitosan using click chemistry

Alison McDermott, Northumbria University

Antimicrobial Peptides at the Ocular Surface: Functional Roles and Pharmaceutical Potential

Alessandro Tossi, University of Trieste

Cathelicidin defence peptides – variations on a variable theme

Markus Weingarth, Utrecht University

High Resolution Studies of Peptide-Antibiotics in Cellular Membranes

Bas Zaat, University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Antimicrobial Peptides; Selective Synergy, and Supramolecular Systems