Symposiums

Antimicrobial Peptides: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

A virtual meeting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Antimicrobial Peptide Database (APD). The APD was created by Dr. Gus Wang's lab in 2003, and is widely utilized and best cited resource in the antimicrobial peptide field with over 24 million web hits.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023

Location: Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Chairs:  
Charles Bevins, PhD, Professor (University of California Davis School of Medicine, USA)
Monique van Hoek, PhD, Professor (George Mason University, USA)
Guangshun Wang, PhD, Professor (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)

Tentative Program

Session 1: Database, peptide design and prediction
Gajendra Raghava (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India)
Guangshun Wang (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)
Jun Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Short talks (to be announced)

Session 2: Antimicrobial peptide leads
Kim Lewis (Northeastern University, USA)
Berthony Deslouches (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Short talks (to be announced)

Session 3: Sunlight, vitamin D, antimicrobial peptides and antiviral link
Yunlong Huang (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)
John White (McGill University, Canada)
Jingwei Xie (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)
Short talks (to be announced)

Session 4: Antimicrobial peptides, microbiota, and novel therapeutic strategies
Nita Salzman (Medical College of Wisconsin, USA)
Bart P. H. J. Thomma (University of Cologne, Germany)
Short talks (to be announced)

More information will become available through this year.