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II° Convegno Nazionale di ItPS

II° Convegno Nazionale di ItPS
Napoli, June 5-6, 2018
Aula Partenone, Centro Congressi “Federico II”


June 5, 2018

13:00 - 14:00 Registration and Opening Session
14:00 - 14:15
Welcome and Introduction
Giancarlo Morelli (President ItPS) and  Anna Maria Papini (Scientific Committee)
14:15 - 14:45
Chiara Cabrele (University of Salzburg, Austria)
“Constrained peptides targeting protein-protein interfaces”.

14:45 - 15:05

Alessandra Monti (DiSTABiF, University of Campania)
“Design, Synthesis, Structural and Biochemical characterization of AIF(370-394) constrained peptide”

15:05 - 15:25

Giuseppina Sabatino (CNR-IBB  Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, Section of Catania and PeptLab, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence)
“Conformationally Constrained Analogues of Amyloidogenic Segments of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide”

15:25 - 15:45

Flavia Anna Mercurio (Research Centre on Bioactive Peptides, CIRPeB, University of Naples “Federico II”)
"Design and Analysis of Peptide Inhibitors of the Interaction between SAM Domains of Ship2 and the EphA2 Receptor”

15:45 - 16:05

Alessandro Angelini (Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, University of Venice)
“Phage-encoded bicyclic peptide inhibitors of a tumor-associated serine protease”

16:05 - 16:30  Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:50

Diego Brancaccio (Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”)
“Ligand-Based NMR Study of C-X-C Chemokine Receptor Type 4 (CXCR4)/Ligand Interactions on Living Cancer Cells”

16:50 - 17:10 Francesca Biscaglia (Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padua)
”Peptide Decorated Gold Nanostructures for high effective SERRS Detection of Colorectal Cancer Cells”
17:10 - 17:30 Sara La Manna (Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”)
“Peptidomimetics of suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 and 3: new therapeutics in cancer-inflammation diseases”
17:30 - 17:50 Domenica Capasso (Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”)
“Functional characterization of a selective avb5 antagonist”
17:50 - 18:05 Nominations of Honorary members of the Italian Peptide Society:
Luis Moroder, Carlo Pedone and Claudio Toniolo

18:05 - 18:15

Vittorio Erspamer 2017 Award to the Young Scientists:
Antonella Accardo and Silvia Marchesan


June 6th, 2018

09:15 - 10:00 Ernesto Scoffone Memorial Lecture Award 2018
Stephen B.H. Kent (University of Chicago, USA)  
“The role of peptide chemistry in understanding the chemical basis of protein  function”.
10.00 - 10:30 Keynote
Daniela Mazzier (University of Munich, Germany)
“Ab initio design of foldamer tertiary structures”
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.20 Rosario Oliva (University of Naples Federico II)
“The mechanism of action of the GKY20 antimicrobial peptide”
11:20 - 11.40 Cristina Peggion (Department of Chemistry, University of Padua)
“Mild reactions for peptide-cotton bond formation: preparation of biocompatible, antimicrobial fabrics”
11:40 - 12:00 Bruno Casciaro (Department of Biochemical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome)
“Derivatives of the frog skin peptide esculentin-1a kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm on soft contact lenses and preserve their bactericidal activity upon conjugation to the lens surface”
12:00 - 12.20 Lucia Lombardi (Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II)
“Novel peptide-based nanomaterials with antimicrobial activit
12.20 - 14.30 Lunch on the beachfront
14:30 - 14:50 Annalisa Bortolotti (Department of Chemical Science and Technologies, University of Rome Tor Vergata)
“From peptides to peptidomimetics: spectroscopic studies of potential antimicrobial agents”
14:50 - 15:10 Antonio Mazzoleni (PeptLab, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
“Synthesis and characterization of Glucosylated Peptides: toward selective plasmapheresis-based treatment of Multiple Sclerosis”
15:10 - 15:30 Margherita Degasperi (Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste)
“In vitro and in vivo evaluation of D-BMAP18 peptide for the treatment of pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis”
15:30 - 15:50 Lorenzo Altamore (PeptLab, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence)
“Use of peptide mimetics of proteins to characterise immune response in different pathologies: a powerful approach”
15:50 - 16:20 Coffee Break
16:20 - 16:40 Emanuela Gatto (Department of Chemical Science and Technlogies, University of Rome Tor Vergata)
“Photocurrent Generation in Supramolecular DNA-Inspired Nanoarchitectures on Gold Surface: from 2D to 3D”
16:40 - 17:00 Gianluca D’Abrosca (DiSTABiF, University of Campania)
“Structural metal ion recruitment influences folding mechanism and self-association propensity of high homologous proteins”
17:00 - 18:30 Assemblea Ordinaria dei Soci della Società Italiana Peptidi. 


Abstract Submission:

Please, send your abstract for Flash Communication within April 30th 2018 to: by using the word template on web page.


Registration Info:

Please, who wish to attend at the Congress have to send an email within  10th May 2018 to the following address: and in cc, indicating: "I wish to attend at the II° National Congress of ItPS on 5-6 June 2018 - Name - Surname "


The Congress registration fees are:

REGULAR Euro 120,00
YOUNG PARTICIPANTS (Under 35 years) Euro 50,00


Note:  Registration is free for participants at 16th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides
Registration includes:
_ Admission to the oral presentations;
_ Book of abstracts, detailed program, list of participants;
_ Coffee breaks;
The Registration fees have to be payed by Bank Transfer only:
Beneficiary: ItPS - Address: Via Ugo Schiff, 6 - 50016 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena - Filiale di Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
IBAN code: IBAN: IT 27 H 01030 02846 000001074379