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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I and the scientific advisory board invite you to participate in the scientific sessions, present your own research, and enjoy the excitement of the Fifth International Conference on D-Amino Acid Research -- IDAR2022. After IDAR2021 was postponed due to the pandemic, plans are moving ahead for IDAR2022, to be held July 25–27, 2022 at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana IL USA. This will be one of the most significant and exciting D-amino acid-focused events of 2022. 

IDAR2022 builds on successful past meetings and continues the tradition of presenting the most exciting research and developments in fields related to the study of D-amino acids. You can learn about new advancements in the measurement of D-amino acids, the presence of D-amino acids in peptides and proteins, their impact in nutrition and diet, pharma and biotechnology, and their roles and effects in the central nervous system and peripheral organ diseases, in plants and microbes, and much more. The meeting will consist of four days of exciting talks from international leaders as well as contributed talks, posters, and fun social events. 

Planning for travel and a conference during the Covid pandemic adds uncertainty to everyone’s plans. While we are preparing for an in-person conference, we also need to make sure that all individuals onsite—attendees, speakers, and staff—remain safe and comfortable throughout the event. We are committed to creating a safe space for in-person events and are actively monitoring the local and global state of affairs, and will regularly update our policies accordingly. 

I am looking forward to reconnecting with the D-AA community and hope to see you in July 2022 at the Beckman Institute.


Jonathan Sweedler, Chair IDAR2022


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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We welcome additional sponsorships for IDAR2022 and offer flexible sponsor levels. Please contact Michelle Marquart at +1-217-244-8174 or mmarqua2@illinois.edu for more information.


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