Principal organizer:
Professor Davor Juretić
Physics Department, Faculty of Science,
University of Split, Nikole Tesle 12, 21000 Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 21 385 133
Fax: +385 21 385 431

Australian co-organizer:
Professor Frances Separovic
School of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute
University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 7137
Fax: +61 3 9347 5180


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Publication based on conference presentation

Special Issue of the European Biophysics Journal on Membrane-Active Peptides.

A special issue of the European Biophysics Journal (EBJ) is planned based on work presented at the forthcoming Joint Australia-Croatia Workshop on Antimicrobial Peptides in conjunction with the 455th WE-Heraeus Seminar on Biophysics of Membrane-Active Peptides. Professor Anthony Watts, editor of EBJ, has asked the organizers Professor Frances Separovic and Professor Anne Ulrich, to edit the special issue.

Therefore, we ask all invited lecturers and participants to let us know if they would like to submit a paper or short review for EBJ.

The theme of the special issue will mainly be focused on structure-activity relationships of membrane-active peptides and biophysics of peptide-membrane interactions, but related peptide and drug-development research topics, both experimental and theoretical, will also be considered.

The articles can be written either as a review or to present novel experimental and/or theoretical work. The articles will be refereed in the conventional way through the Office of the EBJ Journal in Oxford under the General Editorship of Prof. Anthony Watts.

For original articles, the work should not have been published elsewhere, for copyright reasons. Although we do consider "Letters", we do not publish conference abstracts.

Our preferences for reviews are:
- short (no more than 15 pp)
- contemporary (no historical overviews)
- well balanced (although we realize a summary of a review lecture might be
dominated by the presenter's own work)

The record of citation of articles in special issues is impressive with two articles in our last ASB EBJ special issue attracting 'top five' hits for web down loads (over 200) and citations for the relevant year.

We hope to assemble up to 20 articles and encourage you to give serious
consideration to this offer and opportunity for rapid publication in a highly regarded journal.

The deadline for receipt of articles will be September 30, 2010. We aim to have the special issue fully assembled by beginning of 2011.

Please let us know if you are interested in submitting an article for EBJ and give us a tentative title by April 30, 2010.

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An earlier version of conference announcement (September 17th, 2009) can be found at the official MedILS web page: