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About the American Peptide Society

The American Peptide Society, APS, a nonprofit scientific and educational organization founded in 1990, provides a forum for advancing and promoting knowledge of the chemistry and biology of peptides. The approximately fifteen-hundred members of the Society come from North America and from more than forty-five other countries throughout the world. Establishment of the American Peptide Society was a result of the rapid worldwide growth that has occurred in peptide-related research, and of the increasing interaction of peptide scientists with virtually all fields of science.

Peptides are chains of amino acid residues with remarkable biological functions, ranging from hormonal regulation to antibiotic activities. Members of the American Peptide Society are involved in research in academia, industry, and government, covering all aspects of peptide chemistry, biology, and pharmaceutical science. Research topics include synthesis of biologically important targets, isolation and characterization of new products, structure-activity relationship studies, molecular diversity, de novo design, drug delivery, and the discovery of new pharmaceutical agents.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The American Peptide Society is firmly committed to fostering a community that is welcoming to peptide scientists with diverse life experiences, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. The APS strives for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

International Peptide Societies

 Chinese Peptide Society
 European Peptide Society
 Indian Peptide Society
 Japanese Peptide Society
 Korean Peptide Society
 Singapore Peptide Society
 French Peptide Society

Other Peptide Related Links

 British RSC Protein & Peptide Science Group
 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
 Boulder Peptide Symposium

New APS Members

New APS Members

We extend a warm welcome to those who recently joined our Society...

Become a Member!

Become a Member!

FREE Membership in APS is open to graduate students, professionals, and retired professionals, with an interest in peptides or a related scientific field.