6th April 2020

Dear Colleagues,
Dear Friends of the Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides,

Firstly, I wish you good health and serenity in this difficult moment that we hope is ending soon.

As it concerns the 17th edition of the Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptide I wish to thank all the colleagues who submitted their contribution for the workshop participation and all the invited speakers who accepted to give a talk during the meeting.

We have also prepared a preliminary program that confirm the high scientific value we expect for the workshop.

However, as you can imagine, it will be impossible to maintain the workshop as scheduled in June 2020 and therefore we have re-scheduled it in April 2021.

The new date is April 8th – 10th 2021, same location and venue.

I hope all the participants and invited speakers will join the workshop in this new date so that we will maintain the same program prepared for the June edition.

I will store all the submitted abstracts in a reserved manner, but obviously, you will be allowed to re-submit the abstract in an updated version at beginning of next year.

Other slots for Oral communications as well for Poster contributions are available and abstract submission is still open.
New deadlines for abstract submission and early bird registration will be communicated in next weeks through the workshop website.

Hoping our joined efforts in the workshop organization will be rewarded and to see you in Naples next year!

Best regards,
Giancarlo Morelli


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.


The 2020 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 2020 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 2020”.

The workshop is scheduled on June 18th - 20th 2020 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 June 18th; 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