BIT's 8th Annual World Protein & Peptide Conference
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PepCon-2008

Hosted by China Medicinal Biotech Association and organized by BIT Congress Inc. the 1st Annual Protein and Peptide Conference (PepCon-2008), held in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from April 22-24, 2008 was a great success. The theme of the conference was “From Concept to Market.” Many honored guests presented during the opening ceremony including: Dr. Harold A. Scheraga, eminent leader in protein folding, Dr. Marc Wilkins, who has defined the concept of the proteome and coined the term, Dr. David K. Robinson, Vice President, Bioprocess R&D, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., USA and Dr. Thomas Li, Head of Asia Pacific Technology Management, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., USA. Nearly 500 world-renowned experts, professors, laboratory principals, project leaders and representatives of well known organizations from 31 countries attended the ceremony.


There were 24 sessions following the ceremony covering many fields including: Proteomics, Human Proteome Project, Bioinformatics, Protein Structure and Interaction, Biomarkers, Protein and Peptide Drug Discovery, Vaccine and Antibody, Investing and Financing, Outsourcing and Business Cooperation, etc.

At the same time, the New Product & Technology Exhibition attracted many international instrument companies, peptide synthesis companies, out sourcing companies and database software companies.


This annual conference provided a splendid platform for domestic researchers to communicate with international experts. It also offered excellent opportunities for domestic organizations and institutes to seek cooperations. It promoted international exchanges and enhanced scientific development in protein and peptide sciences and pushed forward the development of relevant scientific fields worldwide. It also made an important contribution to the human proteome project.


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Overall, this conference bears the following characteristics:

First, PepCon-2008 focused on protein and peptide research areas which led its way to be a professional conference covering most popular topics.

Second, PepCon-2008 attracted international experts and professors from 31 countries to attend actively and contribute greatly which made it an impressive and influential conference.

Third, all presented at the conference are distinctive representatives and experts in protein and peptide from both academia and industry.

Fourth, PepCon-2008 attracted great interest of corporations, both domestic and internal, to participate in the conference actively.

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Opening Ceremony of Pepcon 2008 was held on April 22, 2008 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.
Dr. Harold A. Scheraga, Todd Professor of Cornell University, USA gave a presentation in keynote forum
Welcome banquet and celebrating 60 years of professor Harold A. Scheraga's science (1948-2008)
Dr. Marc Wilkins, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia gave a presentation in keynote forum

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Dr. David K. Robinson, Vice President, Bioprocess R&D, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., USA gave a presentation in keynote forum
More than 500 people participated opening ceremony and other program of PepCon 2008
Dr. Thomas M. Li, Senior Director, Technology Mgmt., Chief Technology Officer, Roche Diagnostics, USA delivered the opening speech
Dionex Corporation as the representative of more than 20 world famous companies attended the exhibition

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PepCon-2009

BIT's 2nd Annual Protein and Peptide Congress (PepCon-2009), held in the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea from April 2-4, 2009 was an overwhelming success. The theme of the conference was “Life, Knowledge & Bio-Economy.” Many honored guests presented at the opening ceremony including: Dr. Kyung-Soo Hahm, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, Research Center for Proteineous Materials, Chosun University; President of the Korean Peptide Protein Society, South Korea; Dr. Young-Ki Palk, President. HUPO and AOHUPO, Director of Yonsei Proteome Research Center/Biomedical Proteome Research Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; Dr. Gregg B. Fields, Robert A. Welch Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center; President Elect of American Peptide Society (APS), USA; Dr. Han-Oh Park, CEO & President, Bioneer Corp., South Korea; Dr. Thomas Seewoester, Director, Process Development, Amgen Inc., USA. More than 200 world renowned experts, professors, laboratory principals, project leaders and representatives of well known organizations attended the conference.

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There were 5 tracks including over 20 sessions following the Opening Ceremony covering topics in fields including: Human Proteome Technologies, Protein Sciences and Technology, Protein Therapeutics Discovery and Development, Bioengineering or Bioprocessing: Protein Downstream Technologies, Peptide Structure and Functions and Therapeutic Designs, etc. Meanwhile, the congress was also supported by Bioneer Corp, from South Korea and attracted many exhibitors such as Bachem AG, Switzerland; GENEART AG, Germany; Beijing Scilight Biotechnology, Chine; vivoPharm Pty Ltd, Australia; Young-IN Scientific.co., Ltd., Korea & Young in Frontier, Korea; Kyongshin Scientific Co., Ltd., Korea, etc.
This annual conference which brought together more than 200 specialists from 26 countries was devoted to the leading issues and hottest topics in protein and peptide science from around the world. The meeting also provided a splendid informative platform for domestic researchers to communicate with international experts and pushed forward protein and peptide development.

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According to research after the conference, over 70% of participants expressed interest in attending PepCon-2010. With the strong support and suggestions from the participants we are confident that PepCon-2010 in Beijing, China will be more successful that PepCon-2009.

 

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Dr. Young-Ki Paik, President, HUPO and AOHUPO, Director of Yonsei Proteome Research Center/Biomedical Proteome Research Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Thomas Seewoester,
Director, Process Development, Amgen Inc., USA
Dr. Kyung-Soo Hahm,
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, Research Center for Proteineous Materials, Chosun University; President of the Korean Peptide Protein Society, South Korea
Dr. Han-Oh Park,
CEO & President, Bioneer Corp., South Korea
Dr. Gregg B. Fields, Robert A. Welch Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center; President Elect of American Peptide Society (APS), USA

Website: http://www.bitlifesciences.com/pepcon2009

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PepCon-2010

BIT’s 3rd Annual Protein and Peptide Conference was held successfully form March 21-23, 2010 in the Beijing International Convention Center, China. The theme of the conference was “After a Solution for the Machines of Life.” Over 600 participants from more than 30 countries attended the 3 day conference.
Mr. Liu Hailin, Deputy Director-General of China Medicinal Biotech Association and Ms. Kelly Wang, CEO of BIT Congress Inc. delivered the welcome remark at the opening ceremony. Dr. Gilbert Omenn, Professor, University of Michigan, Leader of Human Plasma Proteome Project (HPPP), USA; Dr. A. Keith Dunker, T-K Li Professor of Medical Research, Indiana University, Founder/Father of The Protein Trinity, USA; Dr. Kazutoshi Mori, Professor, Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan; Dr. Walter Neupert, Chairman of the EMBO Council, Professor, University of Munich, Germany gave wonderful presentation at the keynote forum. Ms. Catherine TARRADE, New Products Marketing Coordinator, Abcam plc, UK and Mr. Mingxue sun, President of Xi’an Guo Cui Bio-peptide Co., Ltd, CHian also presented at the conference as sponsor representatives.
The conference had 3 parts. The Keynote Forum, over 80 parallel scientific and technological sessions, and the exhibition and poster showcase. The topics covered included Basic Protein Science, Protein Technologies, Protein and Diseases to Protein Engineering and Production. The conference provided professionals the opportunity to discuss current trends and the business model for protein and peptide sciences. After the conference many participants expressed their satisfaction with the content of the congress and had fond memories of Beijing. We believe that with your support and suggestions the next conference will be even better.

Website: http://www.bitlifesciences.com/pepcon2010

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PepCon-2011

BIT Life Sciences 4th Annual Protein and Peptide Conference (PepCon-2011), held in China National Convention Center, Beijing, China from March 23-25, 2011 has gained great success. The theme of the conference was “New Leaders in Protein and Peptide Science. A lot of Keynote Speakers and Renowned Speakers from many countries attended this conference.
Many honored guests presented at the opening ceremony including: Dr. Jiaan Yang, VP of Drug Discovery Technology, Sundia MediTech Company, Ltd; Dr. Robert Hodges, Professor and Director, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA; Dr. Mark Scott Baker, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia; Dr. Lars Fogh Iversen, Vice President, Diabetes Protein Engineering, Novo Nordisk; Dr. Vadim T. Ivanov, Professor and Director, Shemyakin&Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
There were 12 symposiums following the Opening Ceremony covering topics in fields including: Basic Protein Science, Protein Technologies, Proteins and disease, Human Proteome Technologies and Disease Proteomics, Protein Kinases, Protein and Peptide Based Drug Discovery, Protein Expression, Protein Biomarkers, Enzymes, Protein, Peptide Biomaterials, Protein Analysis and Quality Control, Protein Process Development and Manufacturing, etc.
Meanwhile, the Workshop and Training Courses including 2 Young Scientists Forum are very successful as well as the Poster Session: Peptide Science
After the conference many participants expressed their satisfaction with the content of the congress and had fine memories of Beijing. We believe that with the support and constructive suggestions the next conference will still be even better.

 

Website: http://www.bitlifesciences.com/pepcon2011

 

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PepCon-2012

BIT's 5th Anniversary Protein and Peptide Conference (PepCon-2012), held in Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China from March 23-25, 2012 has gained great success. The theme of the conference was "Powerful Proteins and Peptides". Many Keynote Speakers and a lot of Renowned Speakers from many countries attended this conference.
Many honored guests have made the wonderful presentations at the opening ceremony including: Dr. Matthew He, Director/Full Professor, EAI Academician, Nova Southeastern University, USA; Dr. Samir Hanash, Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA; Dr. Marc Wilkins, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia; Dr. Rolf G. Werner, Professor, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany; Dr. Robert Kaptein, Professor, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
There were 4 parts following the Opening Ceremony covering topics in fields including: Protein Sciences and Technology, Peptide Chemistry and Biology, Protein Industry, and Protein and Peptide Business and Market. Meanwhile, the 4 parts include 14 chapters. They are Frontier of Protein Sciences, Proteomics and Metaproteomics, Human Diseases and Protein Discovery, Proteins Therapeutics and Clinical Significance, Non-Human Protein R & D, Peptide Science, Peptide Chemistry and Synthetic Methods, Peptides in Drug Discovery, Exploration of Biologically Active Peptides and Applications, Emerging Applications of Peptides, Protein Engineering Technology, Protein Production Instrumentation and Equipment, Protein QC/QA and Analytic Tools and Peptide and Protein CRO, CMO and Customer Services.
At the same time, the Mini-Symposium including 1 Young Scientists Forum is also very successful. After the conference many participants expressed their satisfaction with the content of the congress and had fine memories of Beijing. We believe that the next conference (PepCon 2013) will be even better with the support and constructive suggestions.

 

Website: http://www.bitlifesciences.com/pepcon2012

 

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PepCon-2013

The 6th Annual Protein and Peptide Conference (PepCon-2013) was held in Suzhou, China, March 21-23, 2013. The forum hosted by Information Research Center of International Talents, SAFEA, Suzhou Personnel Work Leading Group Office, Suzhou Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, and China Medicinal Biotech Association under the theme of “Discovery, Translation, and Industrialization”. The conference sessions focused on Proteomics, Protein Sciences and Study Methods, Protein Analysis and Separation, Protein Design and Engineering, Protein and Diseases, Proteins in Drug Discovery and Development, and Peptide Technologies and Business Development. It provided the opportunity for experts and newcomers to the field to discuss the particular challenges presented by those assays, addressing both technical issues and the theoretical considerations for future strategies. The conference reflected that the protein and peptide were having an important impact on the industry and society.

Dr. Wenyan (David) Shen, VP, Global Head of Biologics Development, Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA; Dr. David O'Connor, Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China; Dr. Alexander (Allen) Krantz, President, CEO, Advanced Proteome Therapeutics Inc., USA; Dr. Hans-Joachim Bohm, Global Chemistry Head, Center Manager for R&D, Roche, Switzerland; Mr. Lin Zhu, Senior Market Development Specialist, AB SCIEX, China attended the opening ceremony and the Keynote Forum. With more than 300 participants the 3-day forum including the Forum for Chinese Scientists, Matchmaking and Exhibition proved to be the most important gathering for experts in protein and peptide field. It was also seen as an influential step for deepening the understanding from China and the world.
A further event covering the most comprehensive topics will be held in April 2014. We cordially hope that more cooperation could be realized in future.

 

Website: http://www.bitlifesciences.com/pepcon2013

 

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PepCon-2014

BIT's 7th Protein and Peptide Conference (PepCon-2014) with the theme “Revealing the Secrets of Life Molecules” that was held in Dalian, China during April 25-28, 2014 has gained great success. Nine Nobel Laureates and a lot of Renowned Speakers from many countries attended this conference. We express our great gratitude for all the participants in conveying their latest research results at our conference. Meanwhile, it's our great pleasure to establish close relationship with hosting organizations with Information Research Center of International Talent, China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs,  Dalian Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-Council to ensure the excellent service quality and high profiles of the cluster conferences.
Nine Nobel Laureates have made the wonderful presentations at the opening ceremony including: Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, Professor, Stanford University, USA, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2013; Dr. Serge Haroche, Professor, École Normale Supérieure, France, Nobel Prize laureate in Physics, 2012; Dr. Dan Shechtman, Professor, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 2011; Dr. Akira Suzuki, Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 2010; Dr. Ada E. Yonath, Director and Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 2009; Dr. Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2008; Dr. George F. Smoot, Professor, the University of California, Berkeley, USA, Nobel Prize laureate in Physics, 2006; Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch, Director, the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (quantum optics), Germany, Nobel Prize laureate in Physics, 2005; Dr. Hartmut Michel, Professor, Max Planck Institute, Germany, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 1988.
In addition to the highly specialized branch and forum, exhibitors’ booths at the scene of the conference were also a major highlight of the event. The enterprises provided scientists with advanced instruments, which also have been making great contribution to the scientific research achievements.

Viewing the warmly support and good suggestions from all the participants, we are confident in organizing PepCon-2015 which would be better and more successful than PepCon-2014.

 
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Opening Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony
 
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Opening Ceremony
 
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Nobel Laureate Forum
 
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Project Matchmaking Forum
 
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Keynote Forum

 

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Dr. Ferenc Hudecz,
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary

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Dr. Alexander Archakov,
Full member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS); Professor, Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia

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Dr. Lawrence J Berliner,
Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Chair, University of Denver, USA

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Dr. Yanping Yang,
Director, Sanofi Pasteur Canada Limited, Canada

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Dr. Jiandi Zhang,
Founder, Zestern Biotechnique LLC., USA

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Dr. Stefan Kubick,
Head, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering(IBMT), Germany

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Dr. Lian Li,
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University, USA

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Dr. Huailing Zhong,
President, U-Pharm Laboratories LLC, USA

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Dr. Albrecht Groener,
Head Pathogen Safety, CSL Behring, Germany

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Dr. Nan-Shan Chang,
Professor, Director, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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Dr. Christian F.W. Becker, 
Professor, Head, University of Vienna, Austria

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Dr. Suraiya Rasheed,
Professor, Director, University of Southern California, USA

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Dr. Jason Z. Huang,
Senior Research Investigator II, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA

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Dr. Yeu Su,
Professor, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

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Dr. Sang Hee Lee,
Director, Professor, Myongji University, South Korea

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Dr. Francesco Mallamace,
Professor, Messina University, Italy

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Dr. Dvorah Graeser,
CEO, Graeser Associates International Inc., USA

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Dr. Fengqiao Li,
Vice President, Cognosci, Inc., USA

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Dr. Miriam Eisenstein,
Head, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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Dr. Vsevolod J. Makeev,
Head, Vavilov Institute of Genera Genetics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

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Dr. David Witte,  
NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany

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Dr. Barbara McIntosh,
VP Sales & Marketing, BioDot Inc., USA

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Dr. Alex I. Smirnov,
Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

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Dr. Matthew He,
Director, Full Professor, Nova Southeastern University, USA

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Dr. Wolfgang Rapp,
CEO, Rapp Polymere GmbH, Germany

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Dr. Sebastian Brauchi,
Principal Investigator, Director, The University of Chile, Chile

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Dr. Dinesh Patel,
President, CEO, Protagonist Therapeutics. Inc, USA

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Dr. David Aitken,
Deputy Director, Paris Sud University, France

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Dr. Jaw-Kang Chang,
President, Phoenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA

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Dr. Alberto Saiani,
Reader, The University of Manchester, UK

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Dr. Aline F. Miller,
Reader, The University of Manchester, UK

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Dr. Kazunori Matsuura,
Professor, Totttori University, Japan

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