International Amino Acid Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas

The 13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, a traditionally European scientific meeting, will be held for the first time in North America on Oct. 5-7, 2013 in Galveston, Texas.

Scientific topics include biochemistry, biomedicine, chemistry, food science, immunology, nutrition, physiology, pharmacology, reproduction, and toxicology of amino acids, peptides, and proteins, as well as genetics and bioinformatics related to their synthesis, catabolism, and utilization in humans and other animal species. Submitted abstracts span a wide range of research involving animals (e.g., fish, mice, rats, pigs and sheep), humans, microorganisms, plants, and cell culture models.

Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M, serves as the current president of ICAPP and is responsible for bringing the conference and international scientists to the United States.

“More than 135 papers from 32 countries and regions will be presented at the 13th ICAPP either as oral or poster presentations. It is our goal that the forum provide an invaluable opportunity for both scientists and graduate students to learn about exciting research conducted outside of their own laboratories, foster new research collaborations, develop long-lasting friendships, and freely exchange scientific ideas in a relaxing setting,” Wu said.

“Galveston is a beautiful coastal city and I hope our visitors enjoy tours of the island before or after our Congress. I also encourage the international scholars to make the short trip to College Station to visit Texas A&M University.”

For more information on the 13th ICAPP, contact Wu at g-wu@tamu.edu or visit http://animalscience.tamu.edu/icapp.

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