INDIAN PEPTIDE SOCIETY a non-profit Scientific Society founded in 2006 has achieved significant progress in past few years. The main aim was to provide a suitable platform for the researchers in this interdisciplinary field. It also facilitates communication, co-operation and collaboration with national and international forums with respect to understanding of chemistry and biology of peptides.

The Founder Member, Office Bearers and Executive Members of Indian Peptide Society cordially invites all for the 6th INDIAN PEPTIDE SYMPOSIUM to be held at Mumbai on FEBRUARY 23-24, 2017. The Vanue for the Symposium is Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) Mankhurd, Mumbai - 400088.

The Event will focus its deliberations on Chemistry and structure of peptides, novel endogenous peptides, combinatorial chemistry, peptide protein interactions, structure activity relationships, molecular modeling of peptides, peptides in genomics, proteomics, peptide drug discovery and analytical techniques in peptide research.

Organizing Committee :

A A Natu, IISER, Pune.- Organizing Chairman

Divya Lal Saksena, Mumbai - Organizing Secretary

Gautam Basu, Bose Institute, Kolkata

T. Govindaraju, JNCASR, Bengaluru

Rakesh Arora, Technoconcept India Pvt. Ltd., Delhi

Academic Committee :

Gautam Basu, Bose Institute, Kolkata - Chairperson

A.A. Natu, IISER, Pune,

T. Govindaraju, JNCASR, Bengaluru

Office Bearers :


Vice President



Executive Members

:      T. K. Chakraborty, IISc, Bengaluru

:      Gautam Basu, Bose Institute, Kolkata

:      T. Govindaraju, JNCASR, Bengaluru

:      Rakesh Arora, Technoconcept India Pvt. Ltd., Delhi

:      A A Natu, IISER, Pune
      Gurunath Ramanathan, IIT, Kanpur
      V. V. Suresh babu, University of Bengaluru.
      Raja Banerjee, WBUT, Kolkata
      Divya Lal Saxena, USV Ltd., Mumbai
      Sandeep Verma, IIT Kanpur
      G. Mughesh, IISc, Bengaluru
      G. Srinivsa Rao, Hyderabad.




Dr. P. Balram

Former Director
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru

Professor P. Balaram is an eminent scientist and a former director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After graduating in Chemistry from Pune University in 1967, he joined IIT Kanpur and obtained a MSc (Chem) degree in 1969. He obtained a Ph.D degree from Carnegie-Mellon University under Prof. Aksel A. Bothner-By in1972. After Post-doctoral work in Prof. Robert B. Woodward's lab in Harvard University, he joined as a faculty in MBU, Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has published more than 400 original research papers focusing on structure, conformation, and biological activity of designed and natural peptides. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India.


Prof. Paramjit Arora

Professor of Chemistry
New York University

Paramjit obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from UC Irvine. He then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of New York University. His research efforts are aimed at evaluating rational design strategies for modulating biomolecular interactions.


Prof. Christian Heinis

Associate Professor

Prof. Christian Heinis studied biochemistry at the ETHZ. After a PhD in the research group of Prof. Dr. Dario Neri at the ETHZ, he did two post-docs, the first one with Prof. Dr. Kai Johnsson at the EPFL and the second one with Sir Gregory Winter at the LMB in Cambridge, UK. In 2008 he started as an Assistant Professor at EPFL and was promoted in 2015 to Associate Professor. He is a scientific co-founder of the start-up company Bicycle Therapeutics.


Dr. Vikas Nanda

Associate Professor
Rutgers University

Dr. Vikas Nanda is a Resident Faculty Member at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University. He received his doctoral training in fluorescence spectroscopy of proteins under Professor Ludwig Brand at Johns Hopkins University, and subsequently studied computational protein design under Professor William DeGrado at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently leads a research program at Rutgers University centered on de novo protein and peptide design, with particular emphases on amino acid stereochemistry and collagen peptide self-assembly.



Rs 2000/-

IPS Member

Rs 3000/-

Non IPS Member


Rs 4000/-

IPS Member

Rs 5000/-

Non IPS Member


Rs 6000/-

IPS Member

Rs 8000/-

Non IPS Member


USD 150.00


USD 250.00


""Spot Registration will be costlier by Rs. 250/- for Students; Rs. 500/- for Academic and Rs 1000/- for Corporate Delegate (Applicable for both IPS and Non IPS members)""


All participants can collect their participation certificate from the organizing secretary Dr. Divya Lal Saksena.

> Last date for submission of abstract is December 31, 2016

Invited speakers and those who would like to present a poster / oral presentation must submit an abstract. A sample abstract page is appended with this file. Your abstract should follow the same format. You can either submit your abstract with your Registration Form or submit it later (not later than December 31, 2016).

> Instructions are available on Sample page. And view the list of Abstracts at

> Abstract book will be available in print format with registration kit and can be downloaded from our website at the end of symposium.

> A limited number of participants may be invited to give short oral presentations based on the abstracts submitted. if you want to be considered for oral presentations, please mention that clearly.

> Save your abstract file as XXMMDD.doc where 'XX' is the first two letters of your last name, 'DD' is the your birth date and 'MM' is your birth month (for example Gautam Basu, born on 18th July 1961 will name his file BA1807.doc).

> Send the Word document by Email to indianpeptidesociety@gmail.com (with a copy to gautamda@gmail.com).

> Please use '6th IPS 2017-Abstract' as the subject of your Email.

> Those who have submitted their abstract and participating in poster presentation should bring their posters at the site of poster presentation at HBCSE preferably on the evening of February 22, 2017.

> Size of the panel to put the poster is 3ft.X4ft. (Width= 3ft. /36 in. and Height = 4ft. /48 in.)

> Material to fix the poster will be provided at the site by organizers.

> Poster presentation session will be mentioned in program schedule.

Lifetime Achievement Award : Lifetime achievement award is prestigious award given by Indian Peptide Society to an eminent Scientist for his outstanding contribution in the area of peptide science in his / her life time.

Young Scientist Award :Commencing on the tenth anniversary of the Indian peptide Society, the Executive Committee has decided to institute one biennial Indian peptide Society Young Scientist (IPS YS) Award to recognize scientific excellence of young researchers with a proven record of independent works carried out in the country in the areas of peptides and peptidomimetics. The award constitutes a cash prize, citation and an award lecture to be delivered during the biennial Indian Peptide Symposium.

Best Oral Presentation Award. : Selection Committee awards a few student speakers for their best oral presentation.

Best Poster Presentation Award : Selection Committee awards a few scholars for their posters in poster presentation session.

> Outstation Invited Speakers / Organizers / Session Chairs / Special Guests will be provided accommodation. If you are an Invited Speaker / Organizer / Session Chair and don't need accommodation, please mention 'NO'; otherwise mention 'YES' in Registration Form.

> Student accommodation will be booked on Payment basis to students who participate in poster presentation at student guest hose at HBCSE itself. Limited number of student participants will be provided accommodation on a first-come-first-serve basis. The cost of the accommodation may be waived depending on the final funding situation. For accommodation please visit www.ywcaic.info

> By default, accommodation will be provided for three nights: Feb 22, Feb 23 and Feb 24, 2017. Longer accommodations may be arranged but will be charged at the actual rate. For accommodation please visit www.hbcse.tifr.res.in



Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE),
Mankhurd, Mumbai - 400088,

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