We cordially invite you to join us at "Protein Termini 2019", the 1st annual meeting of the International Society of Protein Termini (ISPT), which will be held at Seoul National University (SNU) in Seoul, Korea, from October 4-5.
Over the past decades, research on protein termini has been continuously expanding in its components, mechanisms, and functions, now drawing attention from people in otherwise different fields. Scientists working on protein termini, including those on the N-end rule pathway, gradually realized that we need a network and society, where we belong to and wherein we exchange ideas and feel our own identifies among the fields of biological sciences. In 2017, a group of people in Europe held the "N-term 2017 - Proteostasis via the N-terminus" (nterm2017.org) conference at Halle, Germany, the first international interdisciplinary meeting focusing on protein N-termini. In 2018, we founded the International Society of Protein Termini (ISPT), a non-profit organization (ispt.world), to gather together researchers in the fields of the N-end rule pathway as well as all aspects of protein termini and related fields. These include the role of protein termini in proteolysis via the ubiquitin-proteasome and the autophagy-lysosome systems. Approximately 300 people including ~100 PIs are expected to join ISPT.
"Protein Termini 2019" is a continuation of our recent efforts to form a society of protein termini.