WELCOME

The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) has the pleasure to announce the 5th International Symposium on Synthetic Peptide as Human and Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products “Synthetic Peptides 2019”.

This meeting will cover recent and novelties results in Synthetic Peptide Chemistry and their Biological Application in human and veterinary fields. It is our intention to additionally provide an adequate environment to promote scientific collaboration and interaction between scientists from academic and industry.

Symposium Sessions topics
•            Synthetic Chemistry of Peptides
•            Modification of peptides
•            Combinatorial Chemistry
•            Peptide Structure and Function
•            Macromolecular Peptide Assemblies
•            Peptide Pharmacokinetic Studies
•            Bioactive Peptides
•            Peptide Therapeutics and Vaccines
•            Peptides in Diagnostics
•            Peptide Biomaterials
•            Peptide Formulation and Delivery
•            Peptide Manufacturing
•            Peptides in the Clinic

Synthetic Peptides 2019” will be held from June 28th-July1st, 2019 at Varadero Beach, Cuba.

Important Dates

Deadline for Early Registration Monday, April 29th, 2019
Deadline for submission of Abstracts Monday, May 27th , 2019
Deadline for submission of Poster Friday, June 7th , 2019
Workshop Bus from Havana to Solymar Hotel Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 8:00AM
Workshop Bus from Solymar Hotel to Havana Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 4:00PM

Instructions

Abstracts for presentations in Synthetic Peptides 2019 meeting should send to biomed@cigb.edu.cu before May 27th , 2019

Abstracts for Oral Presentations:

Abstracts for Oral Presentations must be written in English and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be emailed to the organizers like a Short Report as follows:

Arial 11pt font and single line spacing.
Title: 100 characters (not including spaces).Bold.
Authors: 110 Characters (not including spaces). Only Last Name, followed by initials, in italics (Perez, C)
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution, city, and country.
Body: single paragraph no more than 1500 characters long (including spaces). Text alignment should be justified.
Do not include Tables, figures or Graphs.
Email address of the presenting author is required.


Abstracts for Poster Presentations (Short Reports):

Abstracts for Poster Presentations must be written in English and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be emailed to the organizers like a Short Report as follows:

Arial 11pt font and single line spacing.
Title: 100 characters (not including spaces).Bold.
Authors: 110 Characters (not including spaces). Only Last Name, followed by initials, in italics (Perez, C)
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution, city, and country.
Body: single paragraph no more than 1500 characters long (including spaces). Text alignment should be justified.
Do not include Tables, figures or Graphs.
Email address of the presenting author is required.



Instructions for the poster

The posters will be presented in electronic format on 32-inch TV. Use a font size of 18-20 for the title and 14-16 for the content. Make your poster from this template



Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, May 27th, 2017.

Registration

To Register Online please click the following button:


Register Online

It is not mandatory to make a presentation to attend the meeting, however all participants are invited to present a Poster. All contributors will be required to register online. Registration gateway will open on January, 2019 Accompanying Persons will have access to all activities except from the Conferences and Poster Sessions.

During the last years it has been a practice that Invited Speakers register online. It is not mandatory, but rather an altruistic personal contribution to sponsor the participation of Delegates that otherwise would not have the necessary funds to attend the meeting. We thank in advance all Invited Speakers for registering online.

Registration Fee and Information:

Regular Registration Fee
Category Registration Fee
Student (*) $ 300 CUC 
Academic $ 400 CUC
Business $ 450 CUC
Accompanying Person (**) $ 100 CUC
Early Registration Fee (deadline April 29th, 2019)
Category Registration Fee
Student (*) $ 250 CUC 
Academic $ 350 CUC
Business $ 400 CUC
Accompanying Person (**) $ 100 CUC

The registration fee includes:

  • Name badge,
  • Admission to all the Oral and Poster Sessions,
  • Printed Scientific Program and Abstracts,
  • Attendance certificate,
  • Other auxiliary and informative materials,
  • Assistance during the event days

Invitation Letter

For security purposes, letter of invitation will be sent only to those individuals who had registered for the conference. Once your registration is complete, please contact organizers to request a personalized letter of invitation.

Workshop language:

The official language for the workshop is English.

 

 

Sponsors

CIGB
BioCubaFarma
Sociedad Cubana de Microbiología y Parasitología
Sociedad Cubana de Farmacología
CNIC
CiHSA
SCQ
CIDEM
ALIAM
MERCK
CIM
ECOGEO

List of Oral Presentations

The following Oral Presentations will be delivered at Synthetic Peptides 2019:

Gerardo E. Guillén Nieto, PhD

Cuba

"Betting on peptides as a platform for drug development. The project pipeline at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology"

Biomedical Research Director, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Istvan Toth, Prof.

Australia

"Self-assembling and self-adjuvanting lipopeptide nanoparticulate vaccine candidates for the induction of protective immune responses"

ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Chair in Biological Chemistry, Professor of Pharmacy, Group Leader IMB Division of Structural Biology, The University of Queensland, Australia

Maribel Guerra, PhD

Cuba

"Novel anticancer peptide CIGB-552: from design to the clinic"

Project leader, Novel anticancer peptides (CIGB-552), Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Prof. Dr. Norbert Sewald

Germany

"LATE-STAGE DERIVATIZATION OF BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES"

Bielefeld University, Department of Chemistry

Jesus Junco Barranco, M.D; PhD

Cuba

"Safety and therapeutic profile of a GnRH based vaccine candidate directed to prostate Cancer. A ten year follow-up of patients vaccinated with Heberprovac. "

Project leader, Therapeutic vaccine against prostate cancer (HeberProvac), Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

María del Carmen Domínguez, Prof.

Cuba

"CIGB-814, An Altered Peptide Ligand derived from Hsp60 as tolerance inductor for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases"

Professor, Ph.D. Head of Autoimmunity Project (CIGB-814)”, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Prof. Alejandro Alagón Cano

Mexico

"Polyclonal antivenoms and the future of recombinant antivenoms"

Academic Leader Molecular Medicine and Bioprocesses Department. Institute of Biotechnology (IBT). UNAM. Morelos, Mexico.

Hironobu Hojo, Prof.

Japan

"Chemical synthesis of selenocysteine-containing protein"

Director of Laboratory of Protein Organic Chemistry. Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Japan

Diana Garcia del Barco, M.D, Prof.

Cuba

"Epidermal Growth Factor and Growth Hormone-Releasing Peptide. A combined therapeutic approach for brain damage."

Full Professor, M.D., Ph.D, Head of Neuroprotection project (CIGB-845)”, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Glay Chinea Santiago, PhD

Cuba

"Design of antiviral beta-hairpin peptides: from sequence to secondary, quaternary and supramolecular structure"

Researcher, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Silvio Ernesto Perea Rodríguez, PhD

Cuba

"CIGB-300: A clinical-stage peptide-based drug that impairs the Protein Kinase CK2-mediated phosphorylation"

Researcher, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Richard Naidoo, Prof.

South Africa

"Differentiation of HIV+ and HIV- Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphomas using MALDI MS and peptide expression – Richard Naidoo and Pumza Magangane"

Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town/National Health Laboratory Service, Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Angel Cid-Arregui, MD, PhD.

Germany

"Peptide vaccines for induction of tumor-specific T cell responses"

Targeted Tumor Vaccines, Applied Tumor Immunity, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany

Dr. Antonio Abel Lozano Pérez

Spain

"Customizing Silk Fibroin Nanoparticles for Novel Applications in Nanomedicine"

Murcian Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Development (IMIDA), Spain

Prof. Jochen Balbach

Germany

"Medically relevant peptide and protein conformations studied by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy"

Institute of Physics/Biophysics and Center for Structural and Dynamics of Proteins, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Prof. Ludger A. Wessjohann.

Germany

"Ligation and Simultaneous Functionalisation of Peptides by MultiComponent Reactions: Anticancer Peptides, Targeting Peptides & Conformationally Constraint Peptides. "

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle (Saale), Germany

Scientific Program

To download the last version of the Scientific Program, please click here  

Friday June, 28th

 

 

OPENING SESSION

 

18:00-18:10

Welcome remarks
Dra. Hilda Garay (Head of Synthetic Peptide Group at CIGB, Cuba)

18:10-18:50

Plenary lecture:
Betting on peptides as a platform for drug development. The project pipeline at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr. Gerardo Guillén (Director of Biomedical Research at CIGB, Cuba)

18:50-19:30

Plenary lecture:
Self-adjuvanting lipopeptide nanoparticulate vaccine candidates for the induction of protective immune responses
Dr. Istvan Toth (The University of Queensland, Australia)

19:30-21:00

WELCOME COCKTAIL

 

Saturday June, 29th                                                                                                     ORAL Presentation

Chairpersons: Dr. Norbert Sewald (Bielefeld University, Germany)/Dr. Vladimir Besada (CIGB, Cuba)

8:30-09:05

Plenary Lecture:
Medically relevant peptide and protein conformations studied by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy
Dr. Jochen Balbach  (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

 

09:10-09:35

Design of antiviral beta-hairpin peptides: from sequence to secondary, quaternary and supramolecular structure.
Dr. Glay Chinea (CIGB, Cuba)

 

09:40-10:05

Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 6. Multiple pharmacological bounties for a tiny agent
Dr. Jorge Berlanga (CIGB, Cuba)

 

10:10-10:35

Epidermal Growth Factor and Growth Hormone-Releasing Peptide. A combined therapeutic approach for brain damage
Dra. Diana Garcia del Barco (CIGB, Cuba)

 

10:40-11:05

CIGB-300: A Clinical-stage Peptide-based Drug for Cancer Therapy
Dr. Silvio Perea (CIGB, Cuba)

 

11:05-11:20

Coffee Break

 

11:20-11:45

CIGB-814, An Altered Peptide Ligand derived from Hsp60 as tolerance inductor for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
Dra. María del C. Domínguez (CIGB, Cuba)

 

11:50-12:10

Novel anticancer peptide CIGB-552: from design to the clinic
Dr. Julio Raul Fernández (CIGB, Cuba)

 

12:15-12:35

Use of endosmolytic peptide derived from influenza virus (IFN-7) for the optimization of small interference RNA nanovehicles for colorectal cancer treatment
Dr. Pablo Rosi (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

12:40-13:40

POSTER SESSION

 

13:45-14:45

LUNCH

 

 

Chairpersons:

 

Dr. Richard Naidoo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)/Dr. Daniel García (University of Havana, Cuba)

 

15:00-15:35

Plenary Lecture:
Late-Stage diversification of peptides by transition metal-catalyzed cross-coupling
Dr. Norbert Sewald (Bielefeld University, Germany)

 

15:40-16:05

Ligation and Simultaneous Functionalisation of Peptides by MultiComponent Reactions:  Anticancer Peptides, Targeting Peptides & Conformationally Constraint Peptides
Dr. Ludger A. Wessjohann (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany)

 

16:10-16:35

Chemical synthesis of selenocysteine-containing proteins
Dr. Hironobu Hojo (Institute for Protein Research, Japan)

 

16:40-16:55

Arginine-Rich Cell-Penetrating Peptides: How do they enter living cells?.
Dr. Henry David Herce (Harvard Medical School & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA)

 

 

Sunday June, 30th                                                                                                       ORAL Presentation                                                 

Chairpersons: Dr. Istvan Toth (The University of Queensland, Australia)/Dr. Lázaro Gil (CIGB, Cuba)

8:30-09:05

Plenary Lecture:
Peptide vaccines for induction of tumor-specific T cell responses
Dr. Angel Cid Arregui (German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany)

 

09:10-09:35

The use of polymers to develop peptide nanovaccines
Dr. Mariusz Skwarczynski(The University of Queensland, Australia)

 

09:40-10:05

Prostate cancer progression via Fer activation of transcriptional complexes permitting genomic reprogramming
Dr. Simone Chevalier (McGill University, Canada)

 

10:10-10:30

Safety and therapeutic profile of a GnRH based vaccine candidate directed to prostate Cancer. A ten year follow-up of patients vaccinated with Heberprovac
Dr. Jesús Junco (CIGB, Cuba)

 

10:35-10:55

Polyclonal antivenoms and the future of recombinant antivenoms
Dr. Alejandro Alagón (UNAM, Mexico)

 

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

 

11:15-11:35

Differentiation of HIV+ and HIV- Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphomas using MALDI MS and peptide expression
Dr. Richard Naidoo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

 

11:40-11:55

Preclinical safety assessment of CIGB-210, a novel peptide-based candidate to treat HIV infection
Dra. Anna Ramirez (CIGB, Cuba)

 

12:00-12:15

Customizing Silk Fibroin Nanoparticles for Novel Applications in Nanomedicine
Dr. Antonio A. Lozano-Pérez (Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDA), Spain)

 

12:20-12:35

Gold Nanoparticles and Angiopep2: a multifunctional peptide and nanosystem for a possible treatment of Alzheimer Disease
Dr. Francisco Morales-Zavala (University of Chile, Chile)

 

12:40-13:40

POSTER SESSION

 

14:00-15:00

LUNCH

 

15:00-17:00

Bilateral meetings
(CIGB-MLU, CIGB-University of Queensland, CIGB-University of Cape Town, CIGB-University of Buenos Aires, CIGB-IPR, CIGB-Bielefeld University,  CIGB-UNAM, CIGB-IPB, CIGB-McGill University, Others)

 

Monday July, 1st                                                                                       ORAL Presentation                                                                  

Chairpersons: Dr. Alejandro Alagón (UNAM, Mexico)/Dra. Vivian Huerta (CIGB, Cuba)

8:30-09:05

Plenary Lecture:
Significant role of the peptides at the Agricultural Biotechnology Research
Dr. Mario Pablo Estrada (Director of Agricultural Biotechnology Research at CIGB, Cuba)

 

09:10-09:35

Promising approaches for developing vaccines against ectoparasites based on ribosomal protein P0 peptides
Dra. Yamila Carpio (CIGB, Cuba)

 

09:40-09:55

Antimicrobial peptides in the veterinary sector.
Dra. Liliana Basabe-Tuero (CIGB, Cuba)

 

10:00-11:00

Closing remarks, Selection of outstanding posters/presentations
Dr. Gerardo Guillén (Director of Biomedical Research at CIGB, Cuba)

 

 

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

CIGB

Synthetic Peptides 2019 is organized by the Biomedical Research Branch of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).

The CIGB is located in the west side of Havana City and together with other nearby scientific research centers integrates what is best known as the 'west Havana scientific pole'. This research center was opened in July 1st, 1986. During these more than 25 years several new vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs for human health has been developed and are currently in use in the Cuban Health System. The CIGB is 15 minutes from José Martí International Airport and 20 minutes from Havana downtown by car. The geographic position of CIGB is showed with a red circle in the map below.

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Barcelo Solymar

The Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort lies in a tourist area of Varadero within a 30-minute walk of Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, featuring a tennis court, a hairdresser and live performances. The exclusive hotel in Varadero attracts guests with its modern architecture.

This property comprises 525 rooms featuring superior standard double room, one-bedroom bungalow and bungalow suite with an in-room safe, climate control, wireless internet, television with satellite channels and a separate toilet. Some rooms have the ocean view. They are furnished with a bright décor.

A broad variety of local dishes is served at the traditional restaurant. The small snack bar offers billiards and a terrace. Guests can dine at Meson del Quijote and Casa de Fondue 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. It will take a 30-minute drive to get to Juan Gualberto Gomez airport. There are an elevator, a beauty salon and a news stand available on the premises. On-site spa options feature a spa center, a hot tub and a sauna. Active guests will enjoy aqua fitness, aerobics classes and a fitness center as well as diving, sailing and bocce.

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