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Antimicrobial Peptides: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

1–7 Oct 2023
Event's Timezone: Central Standard Time

Antimicrobial Peptides, Prediction, Design, Mechanism of Action, Toxicity, In Vivo Efficacy, Microbiota, Host Defense Peptides, Infectious Disease
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Welcome from the Chairs

The symposium “Antimicrobial Peptides: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will be held on October 6, 2023 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. All the registered conference attendees are invited to submit a virtual poster before September 20. All the posters will be displayed, viewed, and discussed online in Sciforum from Oct 1 to Oct 7, 2023. The topic of your poster can be any antimicrobial peptide research. Sele ct "Other topics" during uploading if your poster has a topic other than the symposium four sessions. The two steps submission is required by the conference system and we will minimize the delay from your abstract submission to your poster uploading.

Your poster will be automatically qualified for the best poster awards selected by both attendees and conference chairs. Each poster can have only one vote from those involved, cast by presenter, even there are multiple authors listed. Each attendee should email their single vote to Lyssa White (alyswhite@unmc.edu) by Oct 4, 2023 noon USA Central time. Please indicate your name, institution, and a brief reason for nomination in your email entitled “Poster award nomination”. The two best poster awards will be announced after the symposium on Oct 6, 2023.

If your study has not been published, you’re encouraged to develop your poster into an article for a special issue on “Antimicrobial Peptides” to be published in Peptides. The special issue edited by conference chairs will open on Oct 1, 2023 and close on May 1, 2024. There will be no publication fee unless you would like an open access for your article.

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27
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Event Organizers

Guangshun Wang

Department of Pathology and Microbiology University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Introduction

In 2003, Wang lab established the Antimicrobial Peptide Database (https://aps.unmc.edu). This year marks its 20 anniversary. This founding database is well recognized and widely utilzied in research and education (24 million webhits and over 5000 total citations). To further promote research and education, Dr. Wang is organing a special symposium on October 6, 2023 in Omaha. He has invited two collegues (Dr. Charles Bevins, UC Davis and Dr. Monique van Hoek, George Mason University) to co-chair this symposium with him. The support of the University made it possible to have a hybrid event since chairs and kkeynote speakers will be flied to Omaha. The symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Nebraska. We will also have a poster session to be held virtually. As the Associate editor of Pharmaceuticals, I want to collaborate with the journal by hosting the poster session virtually using Sciforum.

Email
gwang@unmc.edu

Event Chairs

UC Davis School of Medicine

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Bio
Charles (Chuck) Bevins is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. (biochemistry) from the University of Maryland. He completed his clinical training (pediatrics) at the University of California, San Francisco, and his postdoctoral studies with Dr. Michael Zasloff at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. His group studies innate immune defense mechanisms at mucosal surfaces, with a primary focus on defensin peptides. Research in the Bevins laboratory led to the discovery, in 1991, of the first beta-defensin peptide (originally called tracheal antimicrobial peptide), and to the identification and cloning of the two human Paneth cell defensins, human a-defensin (HD)-5 and HD6. Many of the current investigations in his laboratory seek to understand the biological functions of Paneth cell a-defensins in health and disease.

George Mason University

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Bio
Prof. van Hoek joined George Mason University in August 2002. She was among the first faculty members to join the newly formed National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases bringing her expertise in Francisella tularensis to the center. She joined The School of Systems Biology as an Assistant Professor in 2005 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2017. Her research program is actively focused on two areas: 1) Microbial physiology, especially biofilms and small-molecule communication in Francisella tularensis. 2) Discovering and developing novel antimicrobial peptides against multi-drug resistant and biothreat bacteria, in particular against gram-negative bacteria. The antimicrobial peptide discovery project is a collaborative effort with Dr. Barney Bishop at GMU. Dr. van Hoek gave a TedXGMU talk on this topic and the team was featured in FreeThink’s video “The Real Mother of Dragons”. Dr. van Hoek has published more than 60 papers and has led or co-led many large research projects, including projects funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Office of Naval Research as well as Virginia’s Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CIT). Prior to coming to Mason, Dr. van Hoek worked for Roche Molecular Biochemicals (formerly Boehringer Mannheim) as a Research Manager, developing and launching a portfolio of reagents and product support for Roche’s Molecular Biochemicals’ products and systems. Dr. van Hoek received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria, Canada, and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia Department of Microbiology, Charlottesville, VA.

Department of pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center Website

DETAILS
Bio
Dr. Guangshun Wang is a Professor in the department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, Nebraska. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the state and industry. Dr. Wang is interested in the identification, characterization, and design of novel antimicrobials to combat drug-resistant pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. For this purpose, Dr. Wang has been taking an integrated structural bioinformatics approach. His lab has developed the popular antimicrobial peptide database (APD; https://aps.unmc.edu) and database filtering technology for designing potent peptides with demonstrated efficacy in animal models. As a complementary approach, the lab also uses a structure-based peptide design to obtain potent, stable, and selective peptides against the ESKAPE pathogens. These new antimicrobials constitute interesting leads for developing novel antibiotics or biomaterials to treat or prevent infections. Dr. Wang has edited the book "Antimicrobial Peptides: Discovery, Design and Novel Therapeutic Strategies (2nd ed.)" (CABI, England, 2017), and published over 130 original articles, reviews, and chapters. He has been awarded with six US patents. Dr. Wang also serves as an associate editor for Pharmaceuticals and Frontiers in Microbiology.
Email
gwang@unmc.edu

Instructions for Authors

Poster Submission Introduction

Below are the details for the poster preparation.

  • Must be registered for the APD symposium to participate (registration is free).
  • Poster size can be 48” x 36” or the size of a poster you made recently. You do not have to print it out since it will be uploaded electronically into SciForum.
  • Your poster can be in the pdf, power-point, or recorded lecture format.
  • All posters accepted will be automatically qualified for the best poster awards.
  • All poster presenters, usually first authors, are qualified to cast a vote for the best poster based on your judgement.
  • Two awards will be announced on Oct 6 immediately after the APD symposium.

List of accepted submissions (27)

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sciforum-081440 Physicochemical profiling of antimicrobial peptides from Physalaemus santafecinus and their potential role in foam nest construction

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Submitted: 22 Sep 2023

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sciforum-081170 Simultaneous Delivery of Antimicrobial Peptide by Janus-type Dressings for Combating Wound Biofilms

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Submitted: 20 Sep 2023

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sciforum-080961 Ensemble AI Approach for Predicting Hemolysis Using Sequence and Concentration of Functional Peptides

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Submitted: 17 Sep 2023

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sciforum-080697 Analysis of the skin secretion of Leptodactylus labyrinthicus, the frog’s biohazard protective clothing

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Submitted: 15 Sep 2023

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sciforum-080926 Engineering of a novel skin secretion peptide of an endemic amphibian of Ecuador (Callimedusa ecuatoriana) into promising antimicrobial molecules.

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Submitted: 15 Sep 2023

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Event Awards

Your poster will be automatically qualified for the best poster awards selected by both attendees and conference chairs. Each poster can have only one vote from those involved, cast by presenter, even there are multiple authors listed. Each attendee should email their single vote to Lyssa White (alyswhite@unmc.edu) by Oct 4, 2023 noon USA Central time. Please indicate your name, institution, and a brief reason for nomination in your email entitled “Poster award nomination”. The two best poster awards will be announced after the symposium on Oct 6, 2023.

The Awards
Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 2

Two best posters (US $250 each) sponsored by Elsevier will be selected based on the votes of attendees as well as the chairs.

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