PEPCY-Toxic and Bioactive PEPtides in CYanobacteria

PEPCY conference

PEPCY organized an international conference in Berlin at Umweltbundesamt in May 2006 titled: “Conference on Peptides in Cyanobacteria: Occurrence, regulation, hazard analysis (Programme).

Conference on Peptides in Cyanobacteria: Occurrence, regulation, hazard analysis

The PEPCY conference had 65 participants, 20 from the PEPCY project and 45 other experts interested in the PEPCY results and presenting posters of their own research. Participants came from several European countries (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden) and also from Japan and Brasil. Most of the participants worked in the area of cyanbacterial peptides and toxins.

Conference on Peptides in Cyanobacteria: Occurrence, regulation, hazard analysis

The conference presented 14 lectures, presented by PEPCY scientists, to disseminate PEPCY results on the topics:

a) occurrence and physiological regulation,

b) genetic regulation and molecular tools,

c) toxicity, hazard, risk assessment and implications for management and

d) cyanopeptide detection and analysis