Dutch Peptide Symposium 2018

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Maastricht for the 26th edition of the Dutch Peptide Symposium – a quarter century of celebrating peptide research in the Netherlands!

The venue on 5th of June 2018 will be at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Maastricht. Crowne Plaza Maastricht is a hotel beautifully located on the river Maas. It offers a perfect base for exploring the historic centre of Maastricht with its luxury boutiques, chic restaurants and cosy cafes.

This meeting intends to cover the various aspects of peptide-, protein chemistry as well as drug discovery and development, pharmacology, and structure-activity relationships. It will also be a great opportunity for PhD students and young scientists to learn about the many aspects of peptide research, and to discuss about peptide chemistry and biology with experienced researchers.

We are currently working on creating an attractive program, with plenary lectures by invited speakers covering different peptide research and development areas and a series of opportunities for well selected presentations by the Scientific Committee to respond to participant expectations from such a conference.

Although the full program is still in preparation, we are confident that the Dutch Peptide Symposium 2018 will have a line-up of excellent speakers covering various aspects of peptide & protein chemistry as well as peptide drug discovery and development. Reputable peptide scientists, like Professor Jamie Link (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) has already confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker on this day. There will be ample possibilities for poster presentations and we highly encourage you to share your scientific work and results with international attendees.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generous support, especially Pepscan who specialize in peptide synthesis and epitope mapping. Thanks to them we are able to keep the symposium free for all attendees. Yet we kindly ask you to register for the symposium to help use accurately plan the catering on the day of the symposium.

We, the organizing committee are convinced that this meeting will stimulate fruitful discussions and will be an excellent opportunity for networking. This event is also bridging the academia and the industrial worlds and will certainly increase the visibility of our sponsors. Your participation will be crucial for making this initiative a success. For further information please contact us at dps@pepscan.com. Sponsoring and exhibitor options are available, please contact the organizing committee.

Yours Sincerely,
the 2018 Dutch Peptide Symposium Organizing Committee

Tilman Hackeng, Ingrid Dijkgraaf, Lidewij Bos, Pelin Karasu, Evert van Dijk