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The 13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (ICAPP)

October 5-7, 2013
Galveston, Texas, USA

Honorary President: Dr. Gert Lubec, Vienna Medical University, Vienna, Austria

President: Dr. Guoyao Wu, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA (e-mail: g-wu@tamu.edu)

Co-President: Dr. Andy Hu, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Co-President: Dr. E. Lichar Dillon, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

FIRST ANNOUCEMENT

The 13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (ICAPP) will be held between October 5-7, 2013 at Galveston, Texas, USA. Scientific topics to be included in this conference will include biochemistry, biomedicine, chemistry, food science, immunology, nutrition, physiology, pharmacology, reproduction, and toxicology of amino acids, peptides, and proteins, as well as genetics and bioinformatics related to their synthesis, catabolism, and utilization in humans and other animal species.

Please send titles of presentations at the Conference to Dr. Wu by e-mail (g-wu@tamu.edu) before March 1, 2013.

Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2013. Please submit abstracts (Word files) to Dr. Wu by e-mail.

Abstracts should contain a maximum of 250 words (including the title) and no cited references. Abstracts of the Conference will be published in "Amino Acids" (www.springer.com.00726) if their presenters register for the meeting no later than June 1, 2013. Please follow the Journal's requirements for abstracts.

Online registration (https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu; Keyword Search: ICAPP): $525 before or on July 30, 2013; $625 after July 30, 2013. On-site registration fee: $650 (October 5-7, 2013). This service is provided by Texas A&M University.

1. Log into https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu
2. Enter ICAPP as Keyword for the Conference and Click "Search". You will see the following: "13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (ICAPP)"
3. Click "More Details" and then "Enroll Now"
4. Fill in Contact Information and select "Conference Fee" or "Sponsorship Only"
5. Click "Continue".
6. Follow prompted instructions to complete fund transfer via check, credit card or wire transfer.
Please contact Ms. Valerie Weber (e-mail: vlweber@ag.tamu.edu) if you have any question about payment to the ICAPP
account at Texas A&M University.

Location: Galveston Convention Center, Galveston, Texas, USA. The Galveston Island Convention Center is a non- smoking facility. Galveston is a beautiful coastal city located on the Galveston Island in Texas, USA.

To view the elegant Gulf front Galveston Island Convention Center visit: www.galvestonislandconventioncenter.com
For additional information about Galveston, Texas, visit: www.galveston.com

Hotel: GUEST ACCOMODATIONS AT DISCOUNTED RATES (October 3 - October 8, 2013)


Room Single Rate Double Rate Reservation
San Luis Hotel $169 $169 Only by phone ( 800-392-5937 or 409-744-1500)
Hilton Resort $149 $149 By phone or online (see below)
Holiday Inn Resort $139 $139 By phone or online (see below)

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Check-In time is after 3:00 p.m. Check-Out time is prior to 12:00 p.m.

RESERVATION CUT-OFF DATE: The “cut-off date” for accepting reservations into this group block is September 10,2013. Reservation requests and/or name/date change requests received after 5:00 p.m. local time at Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted based on rate and/or category availability.

RESERVATION METHOD:

Option 1 (Individual Call-in Option): All guests may make their reservations by calling our Reservations Department directly Hilton - 877-425-4753 (toll free), San Luis Hotel – 409-744-1500 and Holiday Inn – 409-740-3581. In order to obtain your special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with International Conference on Amino Acids. The Hilton requires a first night’s deposit of room and tax or credit card, per room, to guarantee individual reservations. The Hotel accepts all major credit cards as a guarantee. Guests may cancel individual reservations up to 72- hours prior to arrival without penalty to the individual. Cancellations received inside of 72-hours of arrival will forfeit first night room and tax deposit. All guests will be required to provide either a credit card imprint or cash deposit upon check-in.


Option 2: On-line reservation is available at The Hilton and Holiday Inn Resort.


Hilton Galveston Island Resort (5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, USA 77551):

web page: http://www.hilton.com

Group Name: Texas A&M Conference on Amino Acids; Group Code: TAAA

Check-in: 03-OCT-2013; Check-out: 09-OCT-2013. Phone Number: 409-744-5000

Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach (5002 Seawall Blvd, Galveston Island, Texas, USA 77551):

Web page: http://www.holidayinn.com

Group code: ICA

Phone Number: 409-740-5303; 800-445-0090

Transportation from Houston IAH airport or Houston Hobby airport to Galveston, Texas: You can take flights to the Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH; ~65 miles from Galveston) or Houston Hobby Airport (30 miles from Galveston). Arrangements will be made with Clearlake Shuttle for meeting participants to travel from the Houston IAH or the Houston Hobby airport to the Galveston Hotels.


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