Biomedicines Webinar | Antimicrobial Peptides Aka Host Defense Peptides, 31 May 2023

Today, we have clear evidence that HDPs have far more than broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, including immunomodulatory effects, wound healing, LPS neutralization, chemotaxis, or anti-cancer effects. Moreover, the multifunctionality of HDPs has resulted in a lot of interest in the development of new therapeutic strategies against infectious diseases.

The “Antimicrobial Peptides AKA Host Defense Peptides” webinar will present the latest research on multifunctional host defense molecules. The webinar will cover a wide range of topics, such as structure/function studies, regulation of expression, mechanisms of action, and development of antimicrobial peptides as therapeutics. Invited speakers will represent cross-disciplinary research, including biochemistry, microbiology, structural biology, medicine, innate immunity, signaling, and drug development.

Date: 31 May 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CEST | 4:00 a.m. EDT | 4:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 893 2420 8525

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Time in CEST

Time in EDT

Dr. Jitka Petrlova
Chair Introduction

10:00–10:10 a.m.

4:00–4:10 a.m.

Dr. Parveen Papareddy
Coagulation system derived antimicrobial peptides in host defense

10:10–10:30 a.m.

4:10–4:30 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Ester Boix
Moonlight RNases, a source of antimicrobial peptides

10:30–10:50 a.m.

4:30–4:50 a.m.

Q&A Session

10:50–11:10 a.m.

4:50–5:10 a.m.

Dr. Jitka Petrlova
Closing of Webinar

11:10–11:15 a.m.

5:10–5:15 a.m.

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Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Jitka Petrlova, Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Dermatology and Venereology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden;
  • Parveen Papareddy, Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden;
  • Dr. Ester Boix, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain.

Relevant Special Issues:
Antimicrobial Peptides Aka Host Defense Peptides – from Basic Research to Therapy
Guest Editor: Dr. Jitka Petrlova 

Antimicrobial Peptides Aka Host Defense Peptides – from Basic Research to Therapy 2.0
Guest Editor: Dr. Jitka Petrlova