10th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides

Postponed until 2021

University of Trieste, Italy


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Conference Co-Chairs

Alex Tossi

University of Trieste

Marco Scocchi

University of Trieste

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Organising Committee

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IMAP 2020 is held under the auspices of the Protein & Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry who have also provided financial support.

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The Organsing Committee is grateful to the European Peptide Society for their financial support of IMAP.

Continuing a Successful Series

IMAP 2020 is the 10th in a series of meetings building on the success of the previous meetings held in Utrecht, Netherlands (IMAP 2019), 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 10th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides (IMAP 2020) has been postponed and will be now hosted by the University of Trieste, Italy in August 2021.

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

More information about the 2021 meeting will follow as soon as it is available. Stay safe & well!



A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available. Contact us for details, or download the PDF for more information.

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

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

Confirmed Speakers

Karl Lohner, University of Graz

on the occasion of his retirement

Renato Gennaro, University of Trieste

marking 25 years of Cathelicidins

Giovana Batoni, University of Pisa

Peter Bergman, Karolinska Institute

'Activation of Innate Immunity as a Novel Strategy to Combat Multidrug Resistant Bacteria'

Henk Haagsman, Utrecht University

Sharon Huws, Queen's University of Belfast

Marina Rautenbach, University of Stellenbosch

'Cyclodecapeptides – the Good , the Bad and the Amazing'

Lorenzo Stella, Tor Vergata University, Rome

'Quantitative determination of antimicrobial peptide association to bacterial and host cells: lessons learned and open questions.'

Guangshun (Gus) Wang, University of Nebraska College of Medicine

'The road to designer peptide antibiotics'

Gerard Wong, UCLA