13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (ICAPP)


The 13th ICAPP will be held at the elegant Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort in the beautiful coastal city of Galveston located on Galveston Island in Texas, U.S.A.

The 13th ICAPP will be held at the elegant Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort in the beautiful coastal city of Galveston located on Galveston Island in Texas, U.S.A.

The 13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (ICAPP) will be held Oct. 5-7, 2013 in Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. Scientific topics to be included in this conference are 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.

As President of the 13th ICAPP, I would like to invited you to participate in this meeting by presenting scientific papers on or discussing research progress in the subject matters. The forum will provide an invaluable opportunity for scientists and students to learn from exciting research conducted outside of their own laboratories, to develop new research collaborations and to freely exchange scientific ideas in a friendly setting. Galveston is a beautiful coastal city and I am sure that you will enjoy tours of  Galveston Island before or after our Congress.

It is my understanding that you will cover the costs of your travel from your home city to Galveston, including airline tickets, medical insurance, meals and hotel rooms. Online registration fee for the 13th ICAPP is $525 before/or on July 30, 2013 and $625 after July 30, 2013. Please visit our website (https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu) to register for the meeting and obtain information about making your hotel reservations at discounted rates.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the 13th ICAPP, I am pleased to welcome you to participate in its scientific program and look forward to meeting you in October 2013.

Guoyao Wu, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Texas A&M University
President of the 13th International Congress
on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins


Abstracts should contain a maximum of 250 words (including the title) and no cited references. Abstracts of the conference will be published in “Amino Acids” (www.springer.com.00726) if their presenters register for the meeting no later than June 1, 2013. Please follow the Journal’s requirements for abstracts.

If you have not done so, please send titles and abstracts of your presentations to Dr. Guoyao Wu by e-mail to g-wu@tamu.edu before June 1, 2013.

Online Registration

Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu – keyword search: ICAPP. Cost to attend is $525 before or on July 30, 2013; and $625 after July 30, 2013. On-site registration fee $650 (Oct. 5-7, 2013). This service is provided by Texas A&M University.

  1. Log into https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu.
  2. Enter ICAPP as keyword for the conference and click “search”. You will see the following: “13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (ICAPP)”
  3. Click “More Details” and then “Enroll Now”
  4. Fill in Contact Information and select “Conference Fee” or “Sponsorship Only”
  5. Click “Continue”.
  6. Follow prompted instructions to complete fund transfer via check, credit card or wire transfer.

Please contact Ms. Valerie Weber at vlweber@ag.tamu.edu if you have any question about payment to the ICAPP account at Texas A&M University.

Hotel Accommodations

Guest accommodations are available at discounted rates from Oct. 4 – 7, 2013 at the following hotel:

Hotel Single Rate Double Rate Reservation
Hilton Resort $149 $149 By phone (877-425-4753)
or online (see below)

Arrival/Departure: Check-in time is after 3 p.m. Check-out time is prior to 12 p.m.

Reservation Cut-Off Date: The cut-off date for accepting reservations into this group block is Sept. 10, 2013. Reservation requests and/or name/date change requests received after 5 p.m. local time at the hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted based on rate and/or category availability.

Reservation Methods:

Option 1 – Individual Call-in Option
All guests may make their reservations by calling Reservations Department directly – Hilton Resort (877) 425-4732 (toll free). In order to obtain your special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with International Conference on Amino Acids. The Hilton requires a first night’s deposit of room and tax or credit card, per room, to guarantee individual reservation. The hotel accepts all major credit cards a a guarantee. Guests may cancel individual reservations up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty to the individual. Cancellations received inside of 72 hours of arrival will forfeit first night room and tax deposit. All guests will be required to provide either a credit card imprint or cash deposit upon check-in.

Option 2 – Online reservation is available at The Hilton Resort.

Hilton Galveston Island Resort (5400 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas, USA 77551): Go to website http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/G/GLSGIHF-TAAA-20131003/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: Texas A&M Conference on Amino Acids; Group Code: TAAA
Check-in: 04-OCT-2013; Check-out: 07-OCT-2013
Phone number: (409) 744-5000


From Houston to Galveston
Attendees are asked to fly into Houston, Texas, to either the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which is 65 miles from Galveston, or to Hobby Airport (HOU – Hobby), which is 30 miles from Galveston. Ground transportation from IAH airport or HOU airport to Galveston will be provided by Clearlake Shuttle for meeting participants.

For reserving the transportation service, please contact Clearlake Shuttle by email at chartergalveston@aol.com. In the email, please provide information about: 1) traveler’s name, email and contact phone number; 2) arrival airport, date, time and flight number; and 3) departure airport, date, time and flight number. The costs of one-way trip are as follows:

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Galveston: $140 per person plus $15 for an additional passenger
  • Hobby Airport (HOU – Hobby) to Galveston: $110 per person plus $15 for an additional passenger

Visit Texas A&M University

If you would like to visit Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, following the conference, please contact Dr. Guoyao Wu at g-wu@tamu.edu or call (979) 845-1817.

TAM-StackOpened in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 50,000 students — including 10,000 graduate students — studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. Students can join any of 800 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events.

But there’s more than just numbers that make up the Aggie experience. There’s access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. There are opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom whether through technology or through one of our branch campuses or international study centers.

For more information on Texas A&M University, visit tamu.edu.

Galveston Attractions

Star-Logo-Medium-New-Colors-mGalveston Island offers everything in a resort destination – beautiful accommodations, entertainment, shopping and 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston’s festivals, special events and attractions are enjoyable for Islanders and tourists alike.

Helpful links for touring and visiting Galveston Island venues and attractions:




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