Welcome
The official satellite meeting of the 4th Asia-Pacific International Peptide symposium will be held in Kobe from the 2nd - 4th November 2013. Please Click here to visit their conference website.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we delighted to welcome all of you to the 4th Asia-Pacific International Peptide Symposium (APIPS), in conjunction with the 50th Japanese Peptide Symposium (JPS). The joint meeting APIPS-JPS 2013 will be held in Osaka from the 6th - 8th November 2013 and provides the latest developments, ideas and discoveries in the fascinating field of peptides and proteins.

The APIPS was launched from Fukuoka, Japan in 2004 with the aim of gathering the peptide/protein scientists from the Asian and Pacific regions in order to discuss and exchange the latest achievements. The 2nd APIPS was held in Cairns, Australia (2007), followed by the 3rd APIPS in Jeju Island, Korea (2009). This is the second time for the APIPS that is jointly organized by the Australian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Peptide Associations/Societies to be held in Japan. Meanwhile, we are honored to organize the 50th JPS and celebrate its 50th anniversary especially in Osaka where the JPS originated from. Since the first JPS was held in Osaka (1962), the Japanese researchers working on peptides and related fields have rotated in regularly organizing the symposium once a year in various areas around Japan. Thus, the APIPS and JPS conferences have been arranged to coincide in 2013 and the joint meeting will be held in Osaka not only for celebrating the 50th birthday of the JPS in its birthplace but also for encouraging cross-sectoral developments and challenges in peptide/protein sciences across the world including the Asian and Pacific regions. APIPS-JPS 2013 covers the wide spectrum of topics focusing on peptide/protein chemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, conformation, pharmaceutics, nanosciences and all other related fields.

We hope you will fully enjoy being in APIPS-JPS 2013 to exchange the latest scientific information while renewing old friendships and establishing new ones.
 
With our best regards,
 
Yuji Nishiuchi / Tadashi Teshima
Symposium Co-Chairs