American Peptide Symposium is the principal conference for peptide scientists. It has been holding symposia’s biennially for the past 45 years. It was established at Yale University in 1968. The American Peptide Society is an outgrowth of American Peptide Symposium. The beginning of this society is a result of the boom in peptide related research and increase in the number of peptide scientists. The term Peptide means chains of amino acid residues with distinct biological functions, ranging from antibiotic activities to hormonal regulation. APS member associations are associated with a wide-variety of research in academics, industry and government, thereby covering all aspects of peptide chemistry, biology and pharmaceutical science. Synthesis of biologically important targets, isolation and characterization of new products, de novo design, drug delivery, discovery of new pharmaceutical agents, structure-activity relationship studies, peptides and scaffolds and biomaterials and molecular diversity are the various research topics covered by the APS. The society consists of approximately 1000 scientists related to peptide chemistry from North America and more than 30 from other parts of the world making it a wide mix of academic and industrial researchers. The official journal of APS is Peptide Science and has been operating since 20 years. It is published by Wiley-Interscience as a sub-part of Biopolymers.
The following is the list of scholars from American Peptide Society who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences