Update 18/01/2022:

Dear colleagues,

The continuously evoluting recommendations by health authorities in France and Belgium, but also worldwide encourages us to extend our deadlines for submissions and registrations for the next “Joint Meeting on Peptides and Proteins GFPP22 & BPGM5”, Port-Leucate, France (May 29th– June 3rd, 2022):


February 6th: Deadline submission for abstracts of oral communications


February 6th: Deadline for young researcher bursary applications

Attention: To be considered for the young researcher GFPP-BPGM grant you need to:

1-     Check the box to apply for a GFPP-BPGM bursary during the registration process

2-     Submit your abstract for Oral Communication or Poster


February 20th: Deadline submission for abstracts of poster presentations


Please note that registration fees will be increased for any registration after February 20th.

For any enquiry, please contact us via leucate2022@gfpp.fr.

This congress is an on-site event. Visit our website, and take the occasion to register now !


Looking forward to meet you in Port-Leucate,

The conference chairs

Sonia Cantel, Steven Ballet, Annemieke Madder and Nicolas Inguimbert

Date: 29/05/2022-03/06/2022

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

After four successful meetings in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 we had foreseen to organize the celebratory fifth edition of the Belgian Peptide Group Meeting (BPGM) as a bi-national event together with our colleagues of the Groupe Français des Peptides et des Protéines (GFPP) in 2020. The pandemic suspended our plans, but now we are happy to announce that a joint GFPP-BPGM meeting is set to take place in Port-Leucate, France, from May 29th till June 3rd 2022.

The meeting, themed « Peptides and Proteins without Frontiers”, will allow to renew with our biannual meeting tradition, and allow to reconnect within and between our respective communities in a single place. This meeting is expected to be again a great success, bringing together for the first time the Belgian and French communities in the field. The timing of the meeting and siting in Port-Leucate has been chosen so as to allow to meet under conditions that permit to handle the current health situation under the best possible circumstances, should this still prevail.

We have gathered a rich program of plenary speakers, spanning cutting-edge topics in the peptide and protein science fields. Moreover, this event will give additional opportunities to academic and industrial scientists to exchange through a special Biotech session, followed by a round table discussion. Furthermore, we particularly welcome oral communications from young scientists, with 30 grants provided by both societies for young investigators to cover their registration fees.

We invite all our Belgian Peptide Group Meeting colleagues and friends to actively participate with their group members to this meeting. Further details regarding the scientific program, registration fees, accommodation, etc. will be made available in good order on the conference website, which we invite you to visit regularly. The confirmed plenary speakers have set the tone of this exciting conference to come.

We do hope that we will meet very soon under auspicious circumstances!

The BPGM animators,

Steven Ballet, Annemieke Madder, Dirk Tourwé & José Martins