Founded in 1990, the American Peptide Society is a nonprofit organization that provides an important forum for the study of peptides. The organization’s members come from North America and more than 45 countries. They are involved in research in academia, industry, and government.
The Society is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). This organization promotes biological sciences and engineering and is a coalition of 31 scientific societies. Its positions are developed by working scientists representing the interests of a broad cross section of the research community. FASEB represents over 130,000 biological researchers. Its elected leaders regularly meet with congressional staff and other federal agency officials. It also supports education in the biological sciences.
The Society’s main function is to organize a biennial scientific meeting called the American Peptide Symposium. The program will explore a variety of peptide-related topics, including the structural, chemical, and molecular science of peptides. The event will also provide networking opportunities.
The American Peptide Society is administered by a Council and Executive Committee. The Council’s functions include approving the location and date of the American Peptide Symposium. It may also request liaisons with other scientific societies.
The Executive Committee consists of the President, the Past President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary. Elections for these offices occur in alternate biennials. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee. The President will also serve as Chair of the Council. The President may call special meetings of the Council.