3rd May 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Dear friends of the 17th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides,

Firstly, I hope this mail finds all of you well and in good health.

I regret to inform you that after several discussions and considering many organizational aspects, we have made the decision to further postpone the Naples peptide workshop.

Many problems, including the limited capacity of the plenary room, the impossibility to organize social events and coffee breaks, the difficulties in predicting attendance from abroad, prevent the live organization of the conference in July this year.

Therefore, we decided to re-schedule the Naples Workshop in June 2022.
The new date is June 16th – 18th 2022, same location and venue.

We strongly hope that the pandemic situation could be under control at that time, and that we will be able to organize the workshop with the full presence of speakers and participants as in the past.

As you know, we already have a preliminary program of the workshop: https://www.peptidesnaplesworkshop.it/index.php/preliminary-programme

I hope all the participants and invited speakers will join the workshop on this new date so that we could maintain the same excellent scientific program prepared for the 2020 edition. Other slots for Oral communications as well for Poster contributions are available and abstract submission will be re-opened at beginning of 2022.

Obviously, those participants who submitted already their abstract in 2020 will have the chance to modify or replace it with an updated version at beginning of 2022.

We are confident that our joint efforts in organizing the workshop will be rewarded next year so we hope to see you numerous in Naples in June 2022!

Giancarlo Morelli, Menotti Ruvo, Paolo Grieco and Michele Saviano
Co-chairs of 17th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides

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Journal of Peptide Science
Journal of Peptide Science, the official Journal of the European Peptide Society, editor in chief Prof. Luis Moroder, will publish a special issue dedicated to the 17th Edition of the Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides.

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The 2022 Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides once again brings together leading scientists from academia and pharma and biotech industries to present most advanced studies in peptide science.

After the first edition in 1988, the 2022 workshop, 32 years from the beginning, will be the 17th edition of this internationally well-known meeting and is entitled to “Emerging peptide Science in 2022”.

The workshop is scheduled on June 16th - 18th 2022 and will be held in Napoli (Italy) at the Centro Congressi of University of Naples "Federico II".
In the extraordinary scenery of the gulf of Naples we will share all the latest developments and future directions of peptide science and relevant applications of peptides in life-science.
Colleagues and top scientists from all around the world will present their latest results on innovative areas of peptide research.

The warm hospitality, the outstanding food and wine and the beauty of Pompei, Ercolano, Capri, and the Amalfi coast will certainly make your stay unforgettable.
The workshop starts in the morning of Thursday July 16th; six sessions with plenary lectures, key notes and oral presentations and two poster sessions are scheduled.
A session is scheduled to give the opportunity to companies developing peptide therapeutics and related technologies to present their perspectives on the current and future strategies; while another session will be dedicated to contributes from young scientists.

Structure-activity relationship studies have always been a key feature and the most relevant aim of the various editions of the Naples Workshop, gathering peptide chemists interested in improving the biological properties of native peptides and convert them into more drug-like compounds.
The focus of the 17th edition of the workshop foresees the emerging and challenging developments of peptides in many fields such as Chemical Biology, Immunology, Antimicrobial Activity, Diagnostic and therapeutic applications, Peptide mimetics, Chemical Ligation and Bioconjugation, Folding and Aggregation.

Contributions concerning experimental and theoretical aspects in these topics are encouraged. The meeting is held under the auspices and the sponsorship of The European Peptide Society, the Italian Peptide Society, and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).

Giancarlo Morelli, Paolo Grieco, Michele Saviano, Menotti Ruvo
Chairmen of Workshop